How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer
Even if you aren't going to be using your air conditioner for another few weeks, now is the best time to start preparations and repair work so it is ready to work continuously through the hot summer months.
If you are wondering what you need to do to make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer after a winter of hibernation, we have created an easy-to-follow how to guide that will help you. Our how to guide will walk you through the various things you need to check to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat.
Remove any Debris Away from the Air Conditioning Unit
Winter weather often comes with a lot of dirt and debris being pushed around by wind and rain. That dirt and debris can sometimes get caught in the vents or condenser of your air conditioner and it can even be caught in the fans.
When these things are caught in the air conditioner, it can cause problems. Problems can range from the possibility of the unit overheating, to a complete breakdown of your air conditioner.
Take the time to go out and remove any dirt and debris from your air conditioner. This will allow your air conditioner to run smoothly and reduce the risk to internal parts from trapped debris.
Look at the Ducts
Ducted air conditioners work by pushing cold air through a series of ducts throughout the home. That is how your home cools down during those hot summer months. While the ductwork is durable, it isn't built to last forever. Before turning your air conditioner on, you may want to do a quick check of the ductwork.
While checking the ductwork of your air conditioning, you will want to look for any holes or cracks. These are places where the cold air will escape. When this happens, you will suffer reduced pressure meaning your air conditioner is unable to function at the optimum rate.
Repairing the ducts, either by yourself or by having a professional come to your home, will allow you to improve the performance of your air conditioner.
Check the Filters
Filters are essential to making sure your home has clean, fresh cool air during the summer. They also help your air conditioner to run properly.
Before turning the air conditioner on, it is a good idea to make sure your filters are as clean as possible. If you have re-usable filters, this means washing them. If you have non-reusable filters this means purchasing new filters and installing them. This may be easier if you have a wall-mounted split system, but you will most likely need the assistance of a professional for a roof-mounted system.
Consider Having a Professional Conduct Your Summer Air Conditioner Check
Not everyone is comfortable doing their own DIY check of their air conditioner. If you would prefer to have a professional make sure your air conditioner is summer ready then call Twin Electrics & Plumbing.
Twin Electrics & Plumbing provides air conditioning repair and maintenance service to the Melbourne area. Call us today to schedule an appointment to have a professional electrician in Melbourne come to your home and do a summer air conditioning check.