Air conditioners are a staple in many homes. However, if mishandled, your AC can bring more frustration than relief and comfort. Keep in mind the safety measures to follow when getting your AC installed or serviced!
Safety Measures to Follow When Installing, Operating, and Repairing Your AC
1. Disconnect power sources when your AC is being serviced.
Electrical currents can result in injury. Do not install or repair the appliance if it is connected to the power supply.
2. Don’t place flammable materials near your AC.
The location of your AC matters. Don’t place devices or appliances that contain flammable gasses near your unit. Keep flammable materials, such as leaves and paper, away from the air conditioner.
3. Install an earth leakage circuit breaker (ELCB).
An ELCB is a safety device that detects Earth leakage and helps prevent injury due to electrical shocks. It also prevents electrical fires caused by short circuits.
4. Keep hands dry when operating an AC unit.
When you’re working with electrical appliances such as an air conditioner, it’s important to have dry hands.
5. Make sure the supply and return vents aren’t blocked.
It’s important to keep furniture and rugs off your return vents.
If the vents are blocked, the system will need to work harder to do its job, putting unnecessary strain on your unit. Your AC may malfunction and fail sooner than it should, or work less efficiently. This often causes your utility bills to skyrocket while diminishing your comfort.
6. If you have kids at home, make sure they aren’t playing near outdoor units.
Curious kids can play with anything, including your AC. Toys and rocks can easily get inside the outdoor unit of your AC, causing a number of problems.
7. If you require professional services, hire only a licensed, qualified, and experienced contractor for the job.
Want to get the most out of your system? Have your AC unit routinely inspected and tuned up by a professional.
When getting your AC installed or serviced, working with the right AC technician ensures the service is carried out correctly, safely, and professionally.
When you’re depending on the air conditioner to run smoothly and efficiently at home, you want someone who understands your unique needs and gets the job done right the first time.
Don’t leave your comfort to chance!
If your air conditioner isn’t correctly installed and serviced, the health and safety of your household is at risk.
You may also experience comfort issues if an air conditioner is not properly set up. Not only can this damage your unit in the long run, but improper installation may also lead to fluctuations in your electricity bills.
That’s where you can count on a Good Guy for help. We’re great at what we do, so you’re in competent hands if we work together.
Our technicians are also available for routine tune-up or maintenance, and all kinds of heating and air conditioning work. We’ve made it easy and simple to schedule an appointment using our exclusive Good Guys Home Services Mobile app.