It can be challenging to keep your home cool during the hot summer if your air conditioner is not working. That is why it helps to take steps that will avoid an unnecessary need for repair, especially so it doesn't happen on those days you want to use your home's air conditioning the most. Here are three things you should do.
Clean Out The Compressor
The part of your air conditioner found outside is called the compressor, and a common problem you may have with it is that it has debris in it. The unit needs proper ventilation for it to work efficiently. If not, it will run hotter and break down prematurely.
The best thing you can do is make sure that leaves are not inside the unit prior to starting it up each year. There may have been leaves that fell into the unit during the fall, and have sat there since then waiting to cause problems.
In the summer, you may rarely walk past the side of your home where the air conditioner is located. You may not realize that there are weeds growing against the unit, which block the air vents for the fan. Remove the weeds so that the air can flow smoothly once again
Clean Out The Evaporator
The interior component of your air conditioner contains the unit's evaporator coil, and it can also become quite dirty as well. All air that circulates through your home passes through the evaporator, since its job is to remove heat from the air and transfer it to the compressor located outdoors. Unfortunately, the evaporator coil can become dirty and run inefficiently as well.
You can clean the evaporator coil using a spray foam that sits on the coil and helps remove the debris, which can then be scrubbed away with a brush. Make sure to follow all directions for the cleaning product to avoid causing damage to the coil.
Clean Out The Drain Pan
There should be a drain pain located underneath the blower unit that collects moisture. If the drain is clogged up, water can overflow onto the floor surrounding the blower unit. Make sure that the drain pan is clear of debris that could cause a clog. It may help to pour some diluted bleach into the drain to clear any potential clogs that are starting to form inside it.
Reach out to local air conditioning repair services if you need assistance performing any maintenance or repairs to your air conditioner.Share
24 October 2018
Working with HVAC contractors is an important part of being a homeowner. Not only do your contractors ensure that a new system you buy is properly installed, but they also ensure optimal performance throughout the years through a series of regular inspections, maintenance services, and repairs. But there are lots of things you can do in between your contractor's visits to ensure that your HVAC investment is always in tip top condition, aside from cleaning out the air filters. After working with my dad for more than a decade in the HVAC business, I've put together a few methods homeowners can use to maintain a well working system, and I have published those tips and tricks right here on this blog. I hope some of the information you find here helps you on your journey as a homeowner!