If you want to beat the summertime heat, now is the best time to get your AC ready for summer. Call Lakewood Plumbing today and get your AC ready for summer. On the first really hot day of summer, the last thing you want is to flip the switch on your central air conditioner only to find that it doesn’t work.
Tips to Get Your AC Ready for Summer
When an air conditioner unit sits idle for months, collecting leaves and debris, a bit of maintenance is often needed to get it running properly.
If you don’t do this maintenance before summer arrives, you may end up waiting several hot days for a busy service pro—and paying top-of-the- season prices, to boot. This is one of the major reasons it is very important to get your air conditioner checked out by a professional before the busy season hits.
A few items your cooling professional will check before starting up your air conditioner
- Filters need to be replaced: Most systems have a replaceable or reusable filter in the furnace or air-handler cabinet (usually located inside or very near the air-inlet side). Some systems also employ air filters in the return-air registers inside the house. Clean or replace all return-air, furnace or air-handler filters twice a year or whenever they begin to look clogged with dust. If you don’t, air flow will be restricted, reducing efficiency, and you will recirculate dust into your home.
- Clean the AC Condensor & Coils: Central air conditioner’s condenser unit, typically located outdoors, is a large metal box with sides that look like grilles. Behind the grilles, you can see fan blades. Ideally, it is protected through the winter by a condenser cover or tarp to prevent the accumulation of debris inside it. Anything that obstructs the flow of air will cut down the condenser’s efficiency, so these coils should be cleaned at the beginning of every cooling season if they are clogged.
- Check the Coolant Lines: In the winter the coolant lines could crack or break, they may become unhinged or a multitude of others issues may arise. The refrigerant tubes or pipes that run from the evaporator on the air handler to the condenser outside are typically covered with foam coolant line insulation to prevent them from losing energy. The insulation may be damaged by weather or animals and may need replacing.
We hope you find our tips helpful and bookmark our site for more useful tricks when it comes to plumbing in your home or business. Lakewood Plumbing and Heating is ready to fix your air conditioner problems, the right way. Contact us today! 303-233-7007 or fill out the form below.