How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner to Stay Cool This Summer
You don’t want to find yourself without a working air conditioner in the intense Las Vegas summer heat. It is important to take certain precautions before summer starts to make sure that your HVAC system is set up for success, no matter how hot it gets.
What Steps Can You Take to Prepare Your AC Unit for Summer?
Clean Your Condenser Unit & Evaporator
If you have a central air conditioner, you should know that the unit has two separate components: the condenser, which is located outside of your home, and the evaporator, which is probably mounted just above your furnace. In order to keep both running smoothly, you need to make sure you’re keeping them clean.
Both your evaporator and your condenser are sealed, so if you aren’t sure how to properly dismantle them for cleaning, contact a professional. If you don’t cover your air conditioner during the off-season, it can easily become bogged down with sticks, leaves and other outdoor debris when you aren’t using it. Clean any visible debris from your condenser and vacuum the outside and inside of the coils using a vacuum brush. Be careful to power down your air conditioner before you do any maintenance on it, and make sure not to bend or damage any coils during the cleaning process.
If your air conditioner is still running properly, waiting for a repairman to assist with routine maintenance is no trouble. The problem lies in waiting too long and allowing your system to break down before calling a professional.
Change Your Air Filters
Our techs at Climate Control Experts are more than happy to advise you on what filters work best and install them; however, in between your tune-ups, it’s important to keep your filters clean. Dusty and dirty filters can obstruct airflow and decrease your indoor air quality. Changing your filters every 1-3 months will ensure optimal AC performance, and keep your home’s air free of dust, germs, and allergens.
Some air filters can be reused. If you have a reusable filter, vacuum it and wash it (if necessary) in warm, soapy water. Replace the filter after it has been completely air dried. You should check your filter a few times a year to keep it working properly.
Schedule Seasonal Maintenance
Even with your personal routine maintenance, air conditioners need to be inspected regularly by a professional. Air conditioners should have an annual check-up from maintenance professionals before the season begins. If you suspect that something might be wrong with your unit, don’t hesitate to seek help before attempting to fix anything yourself. An air conditioner repair can be tough without a certified technician, but there are specific maintenance procedures, like the ones detailed above, that you can follow to keep your HVAC running smoothly throughout the entire summer season.
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Here at Climate Control Experts, we have a dedicated staff of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified technicians with over 20 years of experience working in the Las Vegas area.. Give us a call to set up an appointment today to have one of our service technicians come to take a look at your air conditioning system.
Our technicians pride themselves on their quality of work, customer satisfaction, and exceptional service. We are so confident in our work that we offer a one year warranty on any work done by our technicians. If something should go wrong within that year, call us back out and we will fix it.
Give Climate Control Experts a call today to get your air conditioning unit ready for the upcoming warmer months. We want you and your family to be comfortable and cool this summer!