Summers are hot and humid, and they can be miserable without a properly functioning air conditioning system. You wouldn’t want to deal with your faulty air conditioner on a hot summer day. So if you don’t perform maintenance once a year before the arrival of summer, you’re setting yourself up for just that.
The best time to prepare your air conditioner for the summer is spring. Because of the increased usage is essential to service and tune the HVAC system before summer to improve its condition and performance. If you want to ensure reliable and efficient operation throughout the summer, you can take a few simple steps to prepare your HVAC system for the hottest months of the year.
Clean or Replace the Air Filters
Suppose the air filter is clogged with dust; clean or replace it immediately. If you don’t replace the filter, the airflow and efficiency of your air conditioner will suffer. A clogged filter can shut down your whole HVAC system, but worse, it can hamper your system’s performance without you even knowing until it is too late. Air filters must be replaced every month or three months to keep your air conditioner working properly.
Clean Your Air Ducts
Dirt will accumulate inside your home’s ductwork over time. Therefore, airflow will be restricted if ductwork is blocked with too much dust and debris.
It is best to hire a professional to clean your air ducts properly and efficiently as it might be challenging to do it yourself thoroughly.
Contact a Professional
A professional should handle all your air conditioning issues. They have the necessary expertise, experience, and equipment to adequately service air conditioners and keep your system running smoothly. You’ll need maintenance services at least once a year to keep your system running correctly.
Clean the Condenser Coils of Air Conditioners
A good air filter keeps your condenser coil clean. However, the waves will accumulate dirt and dust over time. The debris in condenser coils will insulate and choke them, reducing their ability to absorb heat. As a result, the entire air conditioning system will become inefficient, consuming more energy to produce the desired results. Clean the condenser coils while you’re cleaning the air filters. This will clear the entire air conditioning system, allowing your unit to operate at peak efficiency. As a result, you’ll save money on power and future replacements.
Check For Leakages
Air conditioners primarily work by moving heat from inside your room to outside, and they should not have any leaks. If there is a leak in any part of the air conditioner, it will not run efficiently, consuming more energy and not cooling as effectively as possible. Long-term use in this environment can even cause a breakdown. Low gas pressure causes more than half of all AC breakdowns, primarily leaks. As a result, before the summer arrives, check for leaks and seal them up immediately.
Clean the Drain
Clogged drains prevent your air conditioner from working correctly. Clogged pipelines reduce the air conditioning unit’s ability to remove humidity from the air effectively. If the problem is ignored for too long, the floors and carpets may become stained. A badly clogged drain can also become a dangerous safety hazard if water leaks near electrical wiring. Drains can be cleaned by passing a wire through them or blowing pressurized air.
Check the Coolant Lines
The refrigerant pipe connects the air conditioner’s evaporator to an external condenser. These lines are usually insulated with foam coolant lines. Replace any insulation pieces that are damaged or missing with new foam insulation sleeves.
Test the Unit
After drying the unit entirely, test the newly cleaned air conditioner. The capacitor unit’s power supply must be reconnected. Also, check the circuit breakers before trying the team.
Get Your Appointment for Summer Maintenance Today!
Air conditioners must be serviced regularly. The proper operation of a system that cools multiple rooms in the house is essential in the summer. These are just a few of the many things you can do to stay comfortable during summer turbulence. K2mechanical offers all the maintenance under the supervision of professionals. Call us now to plan regular maintenance to solve all the issues before summer.
Disclosure: We may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.