Fun in the sun might be how some people think of summer, but when the sun’s heat ends up inside your home or business, it can become a lot less fun and a lot more stressful and aggravating to deal with. Unfortunately, air conditioning systems that only see regular use for part of the year do not always stay in perfect working condition during their winter vacation. Turning them on suddenly on the first warm day of the year can lead to avoidable problems with expensive and inconvenient solutions.
If you want to make sure your A/C unit or HVAC system is in top working order and avoid a breakdown right when you need cool air the most, here are some tips to keep in mind for checking your A/C before the summer heat hits. When you need help cleaning, maintaining, repairing, or replacing your system, IAQ Experts can provide the high-quality services you need quickly, efficiently, and at a fair price.
What to Do to Get Your A/C Ready for the Heat
Before turning your air conditioning unit on for the first time in a while, you should take a moment to check the outdoor air intakes for your system to make sure they are clean and clear of debris. A few twigs and leaves should not do too much damage to a modern A/C unit but trimming nearby bushes and washing off accumulated dirt and pollen can go a long way toward improving your unit’s performance and extending its functional lifespan.
You should also make sure to change your air filters at least once every six months and ideally once every two to three months. Running your air conditioning while your filters are dirty or clogged can lead to not enough cool air circulating during hot summer months, increased energy bills, and an increased risk of damaging the internal components of your A/C system.
Finally, if you have an outdoor condenser unit, which is a large metal box with fan blades inside and grilles for air to travel through, you should clean the coils inside and clear out any debris in the grilles. IAQ Experts can provide irreplaceable help with this kind of preventative maintenance, no matter what type of A/C system you have.
Signs Your Air Conditioning Might Need Servicing or Replacement
If you are sure that your A/C system and all its components are clean but not getting cold air, there may be a more serious problem somewhere inside your system. Whether it is a refrigerant leak, a bad seal inside your ductwork, or a mechanical failure caused by poor maintenance, poor construction, or old age, you may have serious trouble diagnosing and fixing the problem on your own.
Fortunately, you have help available from the highly trained team at IAQ Experts. We are a Preferred Partner of the American Lung Association and have a strong track record of happy clients and successful results all over South Texas. We are ready to put our experience and expertise to work for you. Call today to learn more.