Summer is quickly approaching, and this is the time of year that you don’t want to be without a working AC unit. It’s crucial to keep up with the maintenance of your AC unit and check for any issues before the simmering humid heat. Spring is the ideal time to fix AC problems and prepare your home for summer. If your AC unit has problems or some parts of your AC unit need cleaning, make a to-do list to tackle your AC needs. Check on your condensing unit to make sure that it is keeping hot air out of your home. Also, replace filters and clean cleanser to ensure that your AC unit performs optimally during the summer months.
Eliminate Items That Clogs Filters
Filters clogged with dust overwork and overheat your AC unit. Dust on your filter causes you to lower your thermostat to keep your home cool leading to higher electricity bills. Every two weeks is the recommended time to clean your AC unit. Some homeowners may have to clean their AC unit more frequently or less depending on AC unit usage and the chemicals in their homes.
Lighting a candle in your home can set a relaxing atmosphere inside your home, but it does have some disadvantages for your AC filters. Your filter aims to get rid of toxins from your home. However, the petroleum in your candles can quickly build up and clog filters. This blockage is another reason your AC unit can be working harder and may lead you to replace your AC filters more often.
Candle lovers can find it a challenge to eliminate candles in their homes. There are alternatives before you think that you have to get rid of all of your candles. Soy, beeswax, diffusers, candle warmers, and wax melts have less petroleum and toxic chemicals. You don’t have to worry about switching out your air filters as frequently with these alternatives.
Replace Your AC Filters
How do you know when it is time to replace your AC Filter? When you find it hard to clean your AC filter, it is one of the first signs that you have to replace them. It is easy to forget to change out your AC filters with homeowners’ busy schedules, but it is beneficial to replace them every three months to maintain cool airflow in your home.
Other signs that it’s time to replace your AC Unit:
Your air conditioning unit is too hot
The air coming out of it isn’t cold enough
The electricity bill has increased
You’re dealing with more allergies
A significant amount of dust is near the air vents
Check The Coolant Lines
Refrigerant tubes or pipes run from your air conditioner’s evaporator on the air handler to the condenser outside. These tubes are two copper lines that connect the outdoor air conditioner or heat pump to the indoor evaporator coil. Foam coolant insulations cover the lines that run from the inside and outside your house. Inspect for areas where the insulation is frayed or missing. If you notice any frayed or missing spots, replace them with new foam insulation sleeves. Wrap the lines in a spiral along the tube with foam insulation tape. If you don’t repair imperfections in coolant lines, it can cause your unit to lose energy.
If you need assistance with preparing your AC unit for the summer months, call us at 866-884-8389.