When the temperatures rocket in the summer, the last thing you want to happen is your AC unit breaking down and needing AC repair. It’s always a good idea to get AC maintenance with an HVAC Contractor before it is needed even if you have only just recently purchased your AC unit.
Here are some things that you can do to keep your AC running as it should.
Filters, dust and ice
- An important part of your unit, that is easily checked, is the filters. Every month check the filters in your AC. Older filters will reduce your unit’s efficiency and cause it to overheat.
- Check for any dust that has built up inside the vents, especially if dust has accumulated over the winter months. Too much dust accumulation can mean the AC unit is not working at its full capacity
- Check behind the filter and also see if there is any ice build-up, this can lead to reduced efficiency and overall performance of your machine.
Check the refrigerant
- Find out what type of refrigerant your AC uses and replace it, if necessary. Not all refrigerants can be used by all AC units, so it is important to check the specific ones that your unit uses. Using the wrong refrigerant can lead to damaging the compressor.
Keep the outside unit clear from debris.
- You’ll also need to make sure that the exterior unit is clear of any debris and dirt that could limit the airflow or clog up the fins on the coils. You should also check to make sure that nothing has collected near or underneath the outdoor unit. For your unit to be performing at its maximum capabilities it has to be able to transfer the cold air out of the outer unit. effectively.