Tip from Our Expert HVAC Maintenance Team
You do not want to face the intense heat of a Texas summer without a functional air conditioner in place to provide relief. Furthermore, it helps to ensure your unit is operating optimally before the summer gets here. Waiting to inspect and perform maintenance on your AC system until you actually need it will surely lead to frustration, inconvenience, and sweatiness. Read on to learn about some simple actions you can take right now to help get your air conditioner ready for summer!
If you run your AC consistently, meaning for most of the day on most days, it’s recommended to change your filter every month or so. If your unit has been sitting in storage for months, a filter change would also be wise since it may have accumulated dust during that time. A clean and fresh filter not only keeps your system running more smoothly, it also provides your home with better indoor air quality.
Clean Condensation Lines
As your AC blows cool air, condensation will form on the inside, and sometimes outside, of the unit. Because this liquid needs somewhere to drain, air conditioners are built with pipes that carry away condensation and other fluids. These pipes can become clogged, however, which will cause the condensation to get backed up rather than drain out, leading to a major malfunction and maybe even a messy spill in your house.
Clean Outer Unit
If you leave your AC installed throughout the off season, unless it is covered, it is being exposed to the elements and collecting debris. Make sure this debris is not clogging up its inner mechanisms by using a hose to lightly spray down the outer coils. In cases of extreme muck build-up, you can visit a hardware store to purchase commercial AC cleaner.
Your house’s ductwork should be cleaned out just like your AC unit for the sake of your indoor air quality. Ducts are also commonly known to develop leaks. If you see any disconnected joints or small holes, seal them with Underwriters Laboratories tape. This will improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC system and help you reduce your cooling costs.
If you notice a more serious issue with your air conditioner, our experts would be happy to take a look for you. Contact Honest Air Conditioning And Plumbing LLC today for reliable and affordable HVAC maintenance in the Austin, Cedar Park, and Round Rock, TX areas!