You might think that winter is the wrong season to worry about your air conditioner. However, winter is actually the best time to worry about it. In fact, waiting until summer could cause you to experience some miserable days, especially if your air conditioner decides to breathe its last breath of cold air in the middle of a heatwave. Here are a few tips for preparing your air conditioner for the warm weather.
Inspect For Leaks
Your air conditioner works by pushing coolant through the system. Damaged lines can cause the coolant to leak. In most cases, leaks are caused by damaged coils or copper lines. If your technician discovers a problem with your coolant lines, you should have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Replace the Filter
Your filter helps ensure that the air you're breathing is clean by filtering out dirt and other contaminants. Once the filter gets dirty, your air conditioner will have to work harder to pull the air through your home. You should change your filter at least once every three to four months. An easy way to remember your filter is to change it each time the seasons change.
Clean the Blades
One of the best ways to prepare for the warm weather is to start with a clean air conditioner. Go outside and take a look at your cooling system. You'll notice that there are several blades located inside. When those blades get dirty, they can cause the motor to overheat. You can clean your blades by spraying them down with your garden hose. It's a good idea to wash your blades off at least twice a year.
Inspect the Wiring
This is something that you should leave for your air conditioning repair technician. Because some of the wiring is located outside the air conditioner, it can be damaged by things like extreme weather conditions or animals. In fact, some pests like squirrels and mice will chew through wiring to gain access to your home. Before you turn your air conditioner on next summer, be sure to have the wiring inspected. Have any damage repaired before you operate your cooling system.
You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool during those hot summer months. You can help ensure a cool summer by inspecting your air conditioner before the hot weather arrives. Use these helpful tips to be sure your air conditioner is ready to breathe cool air into your home.
For more information, contact a business such as King Plumbing and Heating.Share
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