Nothing is worse than an air conditioner that doesn’t work when you need it most. For this reason, prepping your air conditioner early, long before temperatures are at their hottest, is so important. There are a few things you can do this spring that will help you feel confident when you flip that switch during an especially warm day. NY NJ AC Connection is here to talk about air conditioner prep this spring.
Change Your Home Air Filter
If you haven’t changed your air filter since last summer, it is likely time to check and replace it again. A dirty air filter won’t allow air to flow like it should and could cause high energy bills as your air conditioner is working much harder than necessary to do its job. This can also lead to repairs than could have been avoided by a simple air filter change. When you are checking your air filter, look for dirt and other debris that are stuck to the filter. This is a good indication that it needs changing.
Clean Up the Outdoor AC Condenser Unit
Over the winter, your unit probably compiled a bunch of debris like leaves and sticks. When the snow starts to melt away, and as you are getting ready to turn your air conditioner on, look at the unit located on the side of your house. Clean it up if there is any debris cluttering the space. The reason this is so important, is because the whole purpose of an outdoor unit is to get rid of heat in the outdoor air. If your air conditioner is working harder than it should to get the job done because it is covered in leaf litter, your system could freeze up on you.
Inspect All Your Vents
For your air conditioner to work properly, all the vents in your home should be open and free from obstructions. This is a good time to take the vent cover off and get rid of anything that has possibly fallen down the vents during the winter. You should also make sure the vents are all in the open position so you don’t end up with a bunch of hot spots throughout your home.
Inspect Your Air Conditioner Drain Line
One of the great things your air conditioner is responsible for is removing humidity from the air as it cools. For the unit to do this, it needs to be able to get rid of it. Your condensate drain is responsible for disposing of this water. It is important that your condensate drain isn’t clogged and can drain properly so you don’t end up with a water problem. If this starts to backup, it could cause significant water damage to your home or business.
Air Conditioner Inspections, Troubleshooting, Emergency Repairs & More in Manhattan, New York
As spring approaches and then summer, this is the perfect time to have your routine maintenance and inspection done by the experts at NY NJ AC Connection. We have the experience needed to get your air conditioner ready before summer temperatures start to rise. Call us today!