If you have an air conditioner in your home or business, you know how important it is to keep your system running smoothly. But if you’re like most people, you probably haven’t given much thought to what maintenance your unit needs now that it’s getting closer to summer. The good news is that there are a few easy things you can do right now to make sure your AC is ready for the hot months ahead. Here are some tips: Air Conditioning ready for summer
Inspect and clean the outdoor fan.
The first thing you will want to do is turn off the power to your HVAC system. If you don’t know where the main breaker is, look for a fuse box or circuit breaker panel in your home near your air conditioner. Once it is off, remove any debris from around the unit and then inspect its exterior components. Is there damage from animals? Do any of the blades appear bent or damaged? Are there any obstructions on fan blades or other areas that could be preventing it from functioning properly? Once you’re done inspecting, clean those dirty fans! First, get down on all fours and look at each blade individually. Remove any leaves or other debris stuck between them by hand (do not use sharp tools for this part). Then use a leaf blower or broom to blow away more stubborn particles like spider webs if necessary—but make sure not to get too close with these methods so as not to damage anything electrically! Finally sweep away any dust build-up on top of each blade before moving onto another one; if possible use compressed air instead since they are designed specifically for this purpose without risking damage caused by errant debris being blown back into place later on downstream when someone turns things back on again after doing repairs elsewhere in their home…
Check the condensate drain line.
Check the condensate drain line. This pipe carries water from your air conditioner to a safe place outside your home, where it can evaporate and not cause damage. The condensate drain line should be clean and clear of debris, allowing proper drainage. If you notice any blockage in your drain line, remove any obstructions as soon as possible to avoid problems in the future (such as moisture buildup). First thing’s first: find this pipe! It may be located on the side or bottom of your outdoor unit, depending on its type and make; some manufacturers even put it right next to the inside unit’s drain pan. You may have to take off some panels or access covers before finding yours—but once you do, cleaning should be easy-peasy!
Repair your air conditioner
Air conditioning systems can be repaired by an HVAC contractor. Scheduling an appointment with a contractor, who can give you a quote, is the first step to ensuring your air conditioning will function properly throughout the summer months. A properly functioning air conditioning system will save you money on your energy bills and help keep your home comfortable, even in extreme heat. Maintenance can extend the life of your unit as well.
If you need help with your air conditioner by either checking the drain line or the fan, it is a good idea to contact your local HVAC contractor, All Climate Mechanical. We can also inspect your air conditioner to let you know if it needs repair and then repair it so it is in top shape for the summer.