Procedures To Avoid Air Conditioning Problems
I'm sure you're well aware of how hot it can get in Tennessee! So it stands to reason that you're bound to have a challenge with your air conditioning unit at one time or another. But, with regular maintenance, you can significantly reduce those chances.
Your air conditioning unit is running at maximum capacity during the summer months and your utility bills are feeling the burn. To avoid this, it’s important to have a unit that is in good working order. Even though these air conditioning units are manufactured to be durable, if maintenance is not performed on a regular basis, problems are sure to rear their ugly heads.
There are always frustrations when your unit malfunctions, but with the right HVAC company, they can help you recognize symptoms early, and show you how to treat your unit. In the event of an HVAC repair, they will be there. These are specially trained professionals up on all the latest techniques and developments of the industry.
The following are steps you can take to avoid the problem:
■Make sure your outside condenser coils are not dirty: This is a major part of your unit that can easily become clogged with debris and pollen. Try brushing or vacuuming the excess off the coils on the outside and rinse it off.
■Dirty air filters: As with everything that has a filter to keep it running, they need to be cleaned and changed frequently. DHC Comfort recommends changing filters once a month.
■Blocked air flow around your condenser: Overgrown shrubs can prevent air flow around the condenser which ultimately makes it work harder.
■Air-conditioning units have drains that can easily fall out of line and develop a leak. This is where a HVAC professional comes in by flushing that drain.
■Regular maintenance check: This is probably one of the most ‘put off till later’ tasks we are all guilty of. This check, just like our bodies, can diagnose a potential problem and keep your air conditioner working to maximum productivity.
You can avoid many problems in your HVAC system by keeping it clean. But when you feel you are up against the wall and nothing is working, it is often time to call a HVAC repair technician. They will examine your unit and analyze the problem. Sometimes it just needs a professional touch, like a cleaning to get it up to par.
If repairs are needed, most companies have ready access to the parts they need to repair your system.
Those warm months are coming up on us quickly and your air conditioning unit should be ready to keep you cool from day one. Not only will it need to keep you cool, it needs to be working at an optimal level. This avoids those high utility bills that we get when our units are working too hard at low capacity. Get ready! Get set! Get cool!