As the summer season sets in, preparing your air conditioning unit will help you ensure that you will enjoy a comfortable and relaxing home. Just like any other home appliance, air conditioning units require regular maintenance for proper functionality. Here are some tips that might help you prepare your cooling system for the summer.
Cleaning the Coils and Condenser
Before cranking up your AC for the summer, it is recommended that you check on the condition of the condenser and coils. Often, the coils will accumulate some sticky dust that could hinder your air conditioning unit from functioning at its best. For this reason, be sure to clean the coils to allow adequate heat transfer.
Additionally, you should clear the grass clippings, plant debris and leaves away from your outdoor air conditioning unit. You can use low-pressure air or a damp cloth to clean the condenser and the coils. Remember to be careful with the fins because they can easily bend as you clean. Once you’ve cleaned the outside part, open the unit to clean the inside part.
Checking the Refrigerant Lines
Coolant tubes are the pipes that hold the refrigerant. They run from the indoor condenser to the outdoor evaporator, and they’re typically covered with insulation to prevent energy loss. Check for tears, and repair them if you find any. You can use some foam insulating tape or insulation sleeves.
Inspect the Ductwork
Although your ductwork normally has fewer issues and requires less attention, inspecting it for the summer is always a good idea. Occasionally, you may notice visible debris in your ducts or detect a bad odor at the vents. Sometimes mold can grow inside. All of these are sensible reasons for getting the ductwork cleaned. Technicians from Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling are ready to help you examine your ductwork for leakage or other problems.
Replace or Clean the Air Filters
Generally, there are two types of air filters, reusable ones and those that need to be replaced. Be sure to confirm the kind that your air conditioner has before proceeding. Clogged filters reduce the effectiveness of your cooling system by blocking the airflow. As a result, your equipment has to work extra hard to cool your home in the summer.
For more information on how to care for your air conditioner in Kennesaw, contact Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling. Our NATE-certified technicians are skilled and helpful with cooling, heating, ductwork and commercial refrigeration services. They can perform equipment installation, AC maintenance and AC repair. Call us today.