Summertime can be quite fun as it entails taking trips to the pool and a lot of sunshine. However, with summer, it usually means a lot of heat is taking over the cool weather we’re experiencing in that time of year. Depending on the area, the temperature can skyrocket immediately.
An air conditioner will act as your first line of defense against the heat, but how do you know it’s actually prepared to take on the heat and that it won’t break down on you? Here are four things you must do to ensure the air conditioning’s ability to withstand the summertime.
Cleanse The Air Filters
To ensure the cleanest and most excellent air quality, get spotless air filters with no sign of dust or dirt on them. If you aren’t able to rinse away those lingering dirt particles, you may smell an odd scent and feel no cold at all from it. Better to be safe than sorry and undergo filter maintenance.
If you realize that you haven’t had an air filter installed all this time or your current one is busted, it’s time to get a new one. Operating without one can harm your AC unit and ruin the air quality in your house rather than improve it. Avoid any more additional expenses and get the replacement.
Inspect The Air Ducts
Following the air filters, the air ducts and vents should also be checked. Air duct maintenance is roughly the same as filter maintenance, as the parts just need to be cleared of dust or dirt as well. This part of the air conditioner can tend to be a little more fragile than others though, so it’s best to have a light hand.
Some people do attempt to clean the ducts and vents by themselves. However, it’s better and safer to contact an experienced HVAC professional who knows how to handle these parts. You’ll be sure that no harm comes to them at all.
Dust The Outdoor Unit
If you’ve never inspected the part of your air conditioner outside, now is a good time to start. Often, this can be home to cobwebs and dust. The worst-case scenario is that critters have begun to reside in this part of your AC.
Be sure to dust and carefully remove any other substances cluttering the outdoor unit. Too many unnecessary piles of dirt can trap the heat the AC has been accumulating and make the entire machine break down.
Test And Have It Checked
The last step to checking whether your air conditioner is up to standard is to do a little test run. If you don’t run into any problems and get what seems to be good air quality, that means your AC is probably clear of any defects.
However, if there are some terrible scents or weird noises, you can call an HVAC service up just to get an expert to take a look at it. They can inspect what damage your AC has undergone and what necessary repairs it’s going to take just in time for the summer heat.
You don’t have to wait for dust and dirt to start collecting in the areas of your air conditioner. Be sure to be on top of the maintenance schedule and keep everything nice and tidy so that you can turn on the air conditioner on a hot day completely worry-free!
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