Ways to prepare your Air Conditioning
Test Your AC Thermostat
Right now, it’s a good idea to test your thermostat to see if it’s “on target”. When lowering the temperature does your air conditioning turn on? Listen close to see if the control panel matches the operation to prepare your air conditioning for summer. See our Preventative Maintenance Page for details on how Bert’s Inc will provide quality services to get your air conditioning in proper working order.
Clean the Coils, Evaporator, and Filters
Make sure your air filters are clean. Bert’s Inc will clear any residue, dust, and buildup from the condenser coils, evaporator, and finally, the filters. A condenser coil holds and release heat, and has the potential to block air flow. Keeping the condenser coil clean assures a superior air quality and helps keep your air conditioning unit cooling at maximum capacity.
Checking for Refrigerant Leaks in Your Unit
Checking for leaks in your unit should be left to a licensed HVAC technician. Changing your own refrigerant (Freon/coolant within your air conditioning unit) can be highly dangerous and illegal, because it is a toxic substance. Using a licensed technician to check for leaks, charge and provided refrigerants legally ensures everyone’s safety. That’s because they are also harmful to the atmosphere if not contained properly.
Check the Condensate Drain
The condensate drain is responsible for removing excess moisture. If the drain is clogged, this can affect the air conditioning unit’s performance and cause a serious amount of damage if they are backing up and not properly draining. This is one particular reason you should certainly check your condensate drains before flipping on your ac for the summer.
Install a New Air Conditioner
How were your Utility Bills last summer? If you are thinking to yourself that they were to high, then it may be time to replace your ac or install a new air conditioning unit this summer. Living in south presents a unique set of challenges when it comes to “staying cool”. When your air conditioning unit must run 24 hours a day 7 days a week, it’s best to invest in one that will save you in the long run. By taking a closer look at the air conditioner SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), you can actually save on cooling your home in the long run. The ac units with the highest energy efficiency quotient have the potential to reduce your monthly bills and amount in savings over the lifetime of the unit. Have you taken steps to prepare you ac for summertime? If not now is the time to CALL Bert’s Inc.