Starting AC After Winter in Hell’s Kitchen, NY & How to Prepare Central Air Conditioner

New York is starting to see some warmer temperatures. At this rate, we will be relying on the air conditioner unit before too long. Having the air conditioner ready to use when the heat arrives is definitely something most of us wants, especially with accompanying humidity when we look for comfort. Preparing the air conditioner is simple and takes little effort, yet it will minimize issues from arising and keep the unit it optimal condition, contribute to the longevity, as well as the performance. We at NY NJ A/C Connection have compiled a few tips and some advice on how you can better prepare your air conditioner this spring for the use in the upcoming season.

How to Prepare Your Central Air Conditioner for the Spring & Summer

Outdoor Condenser Unit. The outdoor unit can easily be over taken by vegetation and clutter. Check the area around the outdoor air conditioner unit. Any bushes, grass, weeds, and other plants that are encroaches on the unit should be trimmed at least 3 feet away from the unit. If any clutter has been stacked around the unit, be sure to remove it. Clear out any trash and debris as well. The outdoor air conditioner unit should be free and clear with 3 feet of clearance.
Refrigerant Lines. While you are maintaining the space around the outdoor unit, assess the refrigerant lines that run from the air conditioning unit to the home. The lines should be free from damage and well insulated. If the lack insulation or are damaged you will need to have them professionally repaired and more than likely the refrigerant will need to be recharged because the damaged lines likely leaked your refrigerant. Adequate levels of refrigerant are necessary for the air conditioner to produce cool air, without it, you will not get the cool temperatures and experience other difficulties. Professionals can exclusively access refrigerant by law. If you see damaged lines, contact a professional.
Air Vents. This is the perfect time of year to go through the home and ensure the air vents are in optimal shape. As you assess the condition, make sure all the register grills are wiped down so all the dust is cleaned and dust is removed. If any of the floor events are obstructed by furniture or other obstructions, be sure they are moved. Clear away any leaves and debris from any foundation vents.
Air Filter. If you haven’t already done so. Be sure the air filters are checked. Air filters that are compacted with dust and debris should be replaced or cleaned, depending on which type you use. Homes that have multiple occupants, pets, smokers, and those with allergies or asthma issues should me checking the filters monthly, but never let the filters go more than 3 months without being changed no matter the circumstances.
Thermostat. In the event you are still holding onto the old manual thermostat, this is the time to consider an upgrade. A programmable or Smart-thermostat are far more efficient in monitoring and adjusting the temperatures especially during the summer. You can save money and they are far more energy efficient. If you do have these modern advances, now is the time adjust the settings.

Central Air Conditioner Inspections, Tune Ups, Repairs & More in Manhattan, New York

In addition to your efforts, call NY NJ A/C Connection for an air conditioning tune-up. Manufacturers recommended them once a year to minimize the need for repairs, maintain the efficiency and to contribute to their lifespan. Our expert technicians will ensure the air conditioner is taken care of during our comprehensive tune-up service. Contact us today!

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