It is important to stay hydrated and cool now that the heat of the summer is relentless. To stay cool, you need to make sure your AC unit working properly when you need it most, and we all know how unwanted breaks can occur when least expected. There’s no need to panic or be angry, you should use that energy to see what you can do to try and fix the problem efficiently. If you want to learn more about AC maintenance, and maybe pick up some tricks to perform some basic maintenance of your AC at home, read on.
Every machine or appliance you own requires regular maintenance if you want them to work properly and extensively. This will not only prevent malfunction when the sun starts melting the concrete outside, but you will also save money in the long run, the money you’d spend on expensive repairs, new parts, or a completely new AC. What you can do is regularly clean and replace filters. You should clean them 3 or 4 times a year, depending on how often you use it, and it is ok to buy new filters once a year to prevent clogging, and provide clean air.
Whatever you try to do with your AC the first thing you need to remember is to turn off the power. This might sound basic, but you can easily forget this step and put yourself in danger from an electric shock. Turning the power off also protects your equipment.
Outdoor Unit Maintenance
Your outdoor unit also needs regular maintenance. Being that it is constantly outside it is much more susceptible to a regular influence of rain, dirt, debris, animals, and insects. It’s worth checking it now and then to see if too many leaves and debris have fallen onto the unit. The condenser should also be checked. A professional will inspect both units when performing maintenance.
Important Parts To Inspect
Evaporator coil enables your AC to cool the temperature and eliminate moisture from the air. Since the coil is moist it can easily collect dirt that sticks and causes your AC to spend more energy on a less than acceptable performance. The coil has a different system that helps deal with the condensation, and that is a drain line. This line helps remove condensation from the evaporator coil, but it also can get dirty and become ideal for mold to grow. This is one of the more common problems when people usually contact professionals, but it can be easily avoided with regular maintenance.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you want to save some money and let the AC decide when and how much it should cool a room then you should buy an automatic thermostat. It will adjust the temperature itself and also save energy by knowing when to cool less. You’d no longer have to do it yourself. You can also control it remotely and turn on your AC on your way home to give it enough time to create your desired temperature.
Contact A Professional
If you don’t feel confident enough to try and fix yourself you can always call someone equipped with proper tools and knowledge. You definitely should hire someone to check your AC regularly, because this is the best way to deal with malfunction. You would also have more time to buy new parts, install them, and be ready for the heat of July and August.