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ac repair Apr 28
by Deanna

5 Tips For Getting The Best Start With Your AC This Season

Well, it’s that time of year again. Winter has come and gone, and things are starting to get a little heated. Few things can compare to the dread you feel when it’s about to be a 98-degree day, you try to turn on your AC, and nothing happens. Panic seizes you, sweat cascades down your neck as you try to figure out why your AC has forsaken you. Before it gets to this point, there are some things that you can do to make sure your AC unit is in ready condition for when you need it.

AC Maintenance

Just like you take your car to get checked every few thousand miles, you need to do the same for your AC. You should be scheduling AC maintenance every year during the springtime. It is best to schedule this service during spring because it’s not too cold or too hot. There are plenty of days when you won’t need the heat or the AC. Having regular maintenance done can extend the life of your unit and catch any problems that may have gone unnoticed last year.

Finish Repairs

Before it gets too hot outside, if you know something is wrong with the unit, get it fixed. It is best to get it fixed now by a local HVAC company during the spring when you aren’t really using your AC. Also, if you wait until the summer months, it might be hard to find someone to come out and fix it because there may be an influx in service calls.

If you have had regular maintenance done on your unit and finished all of the repairs but still want to make sure everything is in good working order, there are steps that you can follow.

Take care of Indoor Equipment

To check the indoor equipment, make sure the thermostat is off and the temperature is set to 80. Once that is done the exposed ductwork. Are there any tears, signs of wear? If so, this could make your AC less efficient.

Check the air vents in every room and make sure there are no blockages. There is a drain line right by the indoor cooling coil, which is right above the furnace. To make sure this line is clear, you can pour one cup of bleach down the drain line and then rinse it with about a gallon of water.

Check the air filter, which is a step that many homeowners ignore. Homeowners need to change the air filter about every three months. And you should definitely be changing it out before the summer. Then you should check the circuits and make sure the power at the furnace or unit is turned on. Depending upon the situation, you may want to go for furnace repair.

Check Outdoor Equipment

Once you have checked that the indoor equipment is in order, you should check the outdoor equipment. Make sure there are no blockages in the outdoor condenser unit. Make sure the area around the unit is free from leaves and vines or other debris that can stop the unit from working. Make sure the refrigerant lines are properly insulated. If there is a problem, you should not fix it yourself. Then you should check the outdoor electrical wiring is not damaged. If it is, call a professional to fix it.

Turn It On

Once you’ve gone through all of these steps and everything is okay, it is time to turn it on. Lower the temperature to the temperature you like and then turn it on. Check the vents to make sure cool air is coming through, and then go outside to listen to the unit. Make sure you hear the fan in the condenser, and nothing sounds off. Let the system run until you notice a temperature change in your home. If there is no temperature change, your unit may need some freon.

One thing to keep in mind is how long you have had your unit. If you have had your unit for more than ten years, you should consider replacing it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How Often Should You Change Your AC Filter?

A. Homeowners need to change the air filter about every three months. And you should definitely be changing it out before the summer.

Q. How do I maintain my outside AC unit?

A. Make sure there are no blockages in the outdoor condenser unit. Make sure the area around the unit is free from leaves and vines or other debris that can stop the unit from working. Make sure the refrigerant lines are properly insulated. If there is a problem, you should not fix it yourself. Then you should check if the outdoor electrical wiring is not damaged. If it is, call a professional to fix it.

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