Okay so the long hot days of summer seem a long way off, but now is the time to think about making sure that your A/C unit is in tip top condition. After all – who wants to press the remote or flick the switch on a wilting summer day to suddenly find that their A/C doesn’t work? Moreover an A/C unit that isn’t functioning to full capacity is likely to cost you far more in units of electricity. So it really is worth doing. With this in mind, here are 5 top tips that will guarantee your A/C unit is fired up and working to optimum capacity just when you need it most.
Replace or clean the filters
As you can imagine your A/C unit collects a lot of dust, debris, and dirt particles and these sit in the filter. If you have a clogged filter, then like a vacuum cleaner, it just won’t function properly, but not only this, you’ll also be pumping dust straight back into your home. To change the filter, simply open the panel and clean the dust from the grill using a damp cloth. If the filter is disposable, then throw the old filter into the bin and replace it with a new one. If it’s a permanent one then give it a good clean making sure there are no signs of further debris and replace.
Cleaning condenser coils.
The condenser unit is the part that’s typically located outdoors and resembles a large grill inside a metal box. Typically this can get clogged up with leaves, insects, and other particles, all of which can hinder the efficiency of your unit. To clean it gently rub over the coils with a soft brush making sure the area is free from debris. You might also want to use a small handheld vacuum to suck up any stubborn particles of debris.
Clear drain valve area
Scoop any leaves and debris that have accumulated at the base of the condenser and make sure the drain area is clear too.
Check coolant lines for damage or decay
Typically the refrigerant tubes or pipes are usually covered with a foam layer to keep them cool. If there are any areas where the foam id frayed, missing, or decaying then it needs replacing.
Once you’re happy that your A/C unit is free from dust, dirt, leaves, and debris then it’s time to test it. Give it a thorough run through to make sure that your units are running at optimum capacity and cool the room down to the right temperature quickly. If after doing this you feel that the unit still isn’t functioning as well as it should then you might want to call upon the services of a professional company.
At Static Electrics we offer flexible maintenance and repair programs to make sure that your A/C units are functioning great, just when you need them most. For a competitive quote pick up the phone and call 07 5445 8435 today.