It’s officially summer in Florida, which means the temperatures are rising and the humidity is high. If your air conditioner isn’t properly maintained, it could break down when you need it most.
If you’re having problems with your AC unit, don’t worry – our team of experienced technicians at US Heating & Air is here to help. This blog post will discuss some common air conditioner maintenance tips that will help keep your system running all winter smoothly!
Clean Your Air Conditioner’s Filters Every Month
One of the most important things you can do to maintain your AC unit is clean or replace its filters every month. A dirty filter will obstruct the normal airflow and cause your system to work harder, leading to a breakdown. Keeping your filters clean to maintain optimal airflow and prevent a breakdown is crucial.
Check Your Air Conditioner’s Freon Levels
Another essential thing to check is your AC’s Freon levels. Freon is the coolant that helps your AC unit remove heat. If the levels are low, it can cause your unit to overheat and break down. It can be a tricky process, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
Inspect the Coils and Fins for Dirt, Dust, or Other Debris
The coils and fins on your AC unit can become clogged with dirt, dust, or other debris, which can restrict airflow and cause your system to overheat. To clean the coils and fins, you’ll need to shut off the power to your unit and remove the outer panel. Once access to the coils and fins, gently brush away any dirt, dust, or debris.
Check the Drainage System for Clogs
Another essential part of your AC unit to check is the drainage system. If the system is clogged, it can cause water to back up into your unit and damage it. To clear a clog, you’ll need to locate the drain line and use a plumbing snake or other tool to clear the blockage.
Make Sure the Outdoor Unit Is Free of Leaves, Grass Clippings, and Other Obstructions
The outdoor unit of your AC system should be free of leaves, grass clippings, and other obstructions. These can block airflow and cause your system to overheat. To prevent this, trim any vegetation around the unit and remove any debris blocking airflow.
Check the Air Conditioner’s Electrical Connections
Make sure your AC’s electrical connections are in good working order. Loose or damaged electrical connections can cause your system to overheat and break down. You’ll need to shut off the power to your unit and remove the outer panel to check the connections. Once access to the electrical connections, check for loose or damaged wires.
Schedule Annual Maintenance with an AC Technician
One of the best things to maintain your AC unit is annual schedule maintenance with an AC technician. The technician will inspect your unit during a maintenance visit and perform necessary repairs or tune-ups. It will help keep your system running smoothly all year long!
US Heating & Air is here to help you with all your air conditioner needs – from maintenance to repair. Contact us today to schedule a service call! We’re always happy to help keep your AC unit running smoothly.