How to Ensure Your Air Conditioner is Ready for Summer
It’s important to make sure that your air conditioner will be up to the task when you need to crank it up to full blast on those sweltering summer days. Schedule an annual tune-up for your air conditioner and have a professional perform preventative maintenance, check the refrigerant levels, and take care of any mechanical problems your unit might have. Even if your air conditioner seems to be in perfect working order, it might have small problems that can lead to large utility bills, not to mention even larger repair bills should those small problems turn into big ones.
Filter maintenance is the quickest, easiest way to ensure your air conditioner works at its maximum efficiency. Whether you’re using a window, central or portable air conditioner, a clogged filtration system can be just as detrimental to your unit as it is to your air quality. It’s important to check and change your filters on a regular basis, but it’s especially important to change them before the spring and summer seasons. Once a filter becomes too full to function, the dust and other airborne particulates your unit pulls in begin to cling to interior components and obstruct vent openings. It’s best to pick up extra filters at least twice a year.
Find a temperature that you’re comfortable with and stick to it. The lower the temperature setting, the harder your unit will have to work. Installing a programmable thermostat will go a long way in making sure that your facility is always comfortable. On a related note, if your facility is sweltering, don’t set the thermostat to the lowest setting in order to cool things down as quickly as possible. All this does is put unnecessary stress on your unit. Simply put the air conditioner on its normal temperature.
Shrubs, debris, and plants can lead to unnecessary buildup around the outdoor condenser unit during the summer, which can hamper the flow of air. Make sure that you keep the area around the condenser unit clean and clear in order to help it operate at peak efficiency. Be sure nothing is pressed against the back of the unit, as well. This will cause the compressor to overheat. Whether you use a central, portable, or window air conditioner, with these summer cooling tips, you and your facility are sure to remain nice and cool this summer season.
Don’t get stuck in the heat. Maintain your comfortable working environment by scheduling a professional HVAC technician today