Summer is finally here. That means if you haven’t yet, it is almost time to get the air conditioner ready for the demands of the hottest months ahead. Before the heat turns unbearable, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready. This means checking your system and performing any necessary maintenance to ensure that your system will be up to the demands of the hot summer months.
Clean Condenser Coils
Your condenser coils must be clear. For homeowners with central air, their condenser unit is located outside. If your condenser was left uncovered while off, you want to make sure any dirt, leaves, or twigs are removed. If you did cover your condenser, this may not be as much of an issue. Clean condenser coils ensure better efficiency all summer long.
Clean or Replace Filters
Filters naturally become clogged over time. This is due to dust, pollen, animal hair, and other materials that circulate through your air. When a filter is clogged, it restricts the airflow which reduces the overall efficiency of your air conditioning. Serious clogs can also cause larger complications that can be expensive to repair. Cleaning filters ensure you’ll have good quality air circulating throughout your home.
Monitor Initial Cycling
It is beneficial to pay close attention to how your air conditioner operates the first time you turn it on. This includes listening to the way it sounds. You’ll want to listen for any unfamiliar or unusual sounds, such as banging or clanking. You’ll also want to make sure that your air conditioner reaches the desired temperature, and that it’s running shorter, or longer than it should. Early detection of any issues can prevent problems from becoming worse.
Call in the Professionals
If you are worried about your air conditioner operating efficiently, we can help. It is better to take care of any issues now before the weather gets unbearably hot. At Birmingham Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we can provide all maintenance, repairs, and replacements you need to have your air conditioner operating all summer long. Contact us today.