Summer is here. Is your air conditioning unit ready? Here are some steps you can follow to prepare your AC unit for summertime:
Change or clean the air filter
A dirty air filter can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning unit and even damage it. Clean or replace the air filter at the beginning of the season to ensure optimal performance.
Clean the condenser coils
The condenser coils in your outdoor unit can become dirty over time, which can hinder the unit’s efficiency. Use a soft brush or a garden hose to gently clean the coils, being careful not to damage them.
Check the refrigerant levels
The refrigerant is the substance that cools the air in your AC unit. Low refrigerant levels can lead to reduced efficiency and increased energy bills. Have a professional check your refrigerant levels and add more if necessary.
Inspect the ductwork
Leaks or gaps in the ductwork can cause cool air to escape, leading to inefficient cooling and higher energy bills. Inspect your ductwork for leaks and have them sealed by a professional if needed.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your air conditioning unit is ready to keep you cool and comfortable during the summer months. Interested in becoming a HVAC certified technician? Penn Commercial Business & Technical School offers an Associates Degree program in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R). For more information call now at 724-222-5330.