Things to Do to Keep Your Aircon in Tip Top Shape
As the warm weather approaches, many people are now turning to their HVAC systems to make sure that they stay comfortable. That is why it is important to make sure that your Aircon is working at peak efficiency. There are many things that you will want to do to make sure that the air conditioner is working as well as it should. There are a few common things that you should do before you begin using your air conditioner and also while the air conditioner is in use.
The first thing that you will want to do with your Aircon is to have it checked out with an annual inspection. Normally, during cooler weather, you will likely not have to use your homes cooling system at all. However, before the weather turns warm enough start using your air conditioner, you should have a professional come out and do a checkup of your cooling system. If there are repairs that need to made, this is the time to do so. This will mean that when the weather heats up and you flip that switch that turns on your air conditioning, you can expect cool air to come rushing out. If you live in a warmer climate, where your air conditioner is running most of the year, you might want to have your system looked over every 6 months instead of once a year.
The things that you can do to help your cooling system work properly while it is in use are very limited, but they are nonetheless extremely important. While the Aircon is in use, you will need to make sure that the outside coils of the compressor unit stays clean. This can be done by simply hosing off the coils with something like a garden hose. The next thing is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your air conditioning runs well, and that would be changing your air conditioners filter at least once a month. The air conditioner has a return vent where air is pulled in and that air runs over the evaporator coils. If that air contains too many dirt and dust partials they can dirty up the coils and prevent proper air flow. This will hurt the overall cooling effect of your air conditioner.
Making sure that your home’s Aircon is working to the best of its ability is important. The last thing that you want is to be languishing in the heat while your air conditioner either struggles to keep your home cool or is not working at all. While you may not be able to avoid the unexpected air conditioning breakdown, overall you can have a cooling system that does what it is supposed to and keeps you cool when the weather is hot.