Although it can be fun to plan summer vacations and time spent in the pool, it’s also important to give attention to your AC system. Although you may spend your summer at Cunningham Park or Grand Falls, your home should also be cool and comfortable when you’re not out exploring Joplin, Missouri. Here are a few important steps to take to prepare your air conditioner system for the summer season to avoid potential issues that can develop.
1. Change the AC Filter
The AC filter is an important part to replace every two to three months, depending on how often the air conditioner is in use during the season. When it becomes dirty and clogged, it can restrict the airflow in the appliance and make the parts strained as they work hard to cool the interior setting. Installing a new air filter will increase the performance and reduce your energy use.
2. Clean the Outside Unit
Clean the outside of your AC unit to ensure the parts can operate correctly and don’t encounter any issues. Remove leaves, twigs, and debris that can interfere with the parts and components. Trim any shrubs that are in proximity to the appliance.
3. Schedule a Tune-Up
Hire a professional from a company like Upland Servicing in Joplin, Missouri, which serves the Greater Joplin area, to perform a tune-up. The technician will inspect the parts and identify potential issues that are starting to develop and that could cause the AC to break down. The professional can perform the necessary AC repairs and help the appliance operate more efficiently.
4. Clean the Condenser Coils
The condenser coils should be cleaned and have any debris removed from the fan. Use a coil brush to remove twigs and leaves from the coils. A vacuum cleaner can also remove smaller pieces that can become jammed inside of the parts.
5. Perform a Test
Testing the air conditioner will allow you to determine whether the parts are operating correctly. The air conditioner needs to dry before you test it. Turn off the thermostat, and turn the power on with the main panel, as well as on the disconnect box. Use the cool setting on the thermostat to determine if it’s blowing out cool air. If you hear unusual sounds or if there isn’t cool air being released, avoid doing any of the repairs yourself, and hire a technician to diagnose the issue.
Reach out to our team today if you want to learn more about how you can prep your AC for the summer months ahead. Our team is here to answer your questions and can help you learn more about the different services we offer to keep your AC in great shape.