Great! You made it through another summer and your air conditioning units got you through the heat of it! To continue having cool indoor summers, maintenance is vital for the longevity of your A/C units. Here at Absolute P&M Services, we take pride in offering customers with a maintenance plan to help your units continue to operate efficiently and reliably. Here are 10 end-of-summer A/C maintenance tips you can do:
Clean or Replace the Air Filter
– Dirty and clogged air filters restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your A/C system. Check your filter and clean or replace it as needed. This is something you should do regularly throughout the cooling season.
Clean Outdoor Condenser AC Unit
– The outdoor condenser unit can accumulate dirt, leaves, and debris over the summer. Turn off the power on the unit and clean the fins and surrounding area. Make sure there is no vegetation or obstacles blocking airflow around the unit.
Check for Refrigerant Leaks
– If you notice a decrease in cooling efficiency or warm air blowing from your A/C vents, it may indicate a refrigerant leak. Call a professional HVAC technician to inspect and repair any leaks.
Inspect and Clean the Evaporator Coil
– The evaporator coil can collect dust and dirt over time. Clean it gently with a soft brush or a commercial coil cleaner to ensure optimal heat exchange.
Test Thermostat Accuracy
– Verify that your thermostat is accurately reading and controlling the temperature. If you have a programmable thermostat, consider adjusting the settings for the changing season.
Lubricate Moving AC Parts
– Some A/C components have moving parts that may require lubrication. Consult your owner’s manual or hire one of our professionals at Absolute P&M Services to do this if necessary.
Inspect AC Electrical Connections
– Ensure that all electrical connections are tight and secure. Loose connections can lead to electrical issues and reduced system efficiency.
Check for Unusual AC Noises
– Listen for any unusual noises such as rattling, buzzing, or banging when the A/C is running. These noises could indicate a problem that needs attention.
Schedule Professional AC Maintenance
– Consider scheduling an annual professional maintenance service before the start of the cooling season. A qualified technician can thoroughly inspect, clean, and tune up your A/C system to ensure it operates efficiently.
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By following these end-of-summer A/C maintenance tips, you can extend the lifespan of your air conditioning system, improve its efficiency, and ensure that it’s ready to provide reliable cooling when you need it again next summer. Instead of doing it yourself, let the professionals at Absolute P&M Services help. You can trust that we will provide superior HVAC services and will only use the highest quality tools and parts at an affordable price. Contact us for all your A/C maintenance needs.