If you are like most people, at this time of the year, the AC unit in your home is your most important and used appliance. You need to it stay comfortable even though the temps outside are extremely high. When it comes to your AC system, there are some maintenance tasks that you need to be performing during this time when it is running seemingly around the clock. Absolute P&M Services is here to share some summer maintenance tips for your AC unit, so it runs as efficiently as possible this summer.
Clean & Keep Clearance Around Condenser Unit
The condenser unit inside your AC is an important part of keeping you cool when it is hot outside. This part of your unit is a big fan in a metal box that is located outside on the side of your home. If the fan blades of this part of your unit are dirty, it can have a large impact on the way that the unit operates and works. If there is debris in there, it can lower the efficiency of your unit by up to 30%. Making sure that this gets cleaned and stays cleaned should be at the top of your list when it comes to maintaining your unit through the summer.
Clean & Open Air Vents
When was the last time you looked inside your AC vents? Many people forget how important it is to keep the vents maintained in your home. You need to take the covers off of them and make sure there isn’t any debris found inside that could get in the way of the airflow. You also need to make sure all of the vents are opened so that blessed cold air can freely blow into each room of your home.
Check AC Refrigerant Levels
As an AC unit gets older, there is a chance it will start to slowly leak refrigerant. Refrigerant is necessary in keeping your home cool as well. To check up on this, you will need to go to the outside unit and check the copper pipes that are covered in insulation. If the AC is running, this pipe should be cold to the touch. If it isn’t, you have a refrigerant problem. Another clue that there is a problem with the refrigerant is condensation sweat.
Clean or Change Air Filters
Another maintenance tip that you will need throughout the summer is about the filter. Without a clean filter, your AC can’t run efficiently. You need to be changing the filter often as the AC is running so much. This will help extend the life of your unit.
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If you are experiencing AC problems, you can turn to Absolute P&M Services to help you get the problem under control. There are no AC problems that we don’t know how to fix. If it’s time for replacement, we have you covered there too. Call us today!