Needless to say, air conditioner use increases during the summer here in Louisiana. Most people tend to crank down the thermostat to stay cool during hot summer days. However, the increased usage of your air conditioner during the summers also increases the wear- and-tear on the internal components.
In order to ensure proper operation of the air conditioner without any breakdown, it’s essential to have the professional team at Ace Air perform summer air conditioner maintenance.
However, besides that crucial step, here are five summer air conditioner maintenance tips that will ensure optimal cooling in your home. Some advice: #1-#4 are included in our tune-up!
1. Keep the filters clean
Have a professional check and clean your AC filter on a regular basis. Depending on the type of filter you have, this might need to be monthly. A dirty filter will prevent the air conditioner from functioning properly.
The unit will not just struggle to cool the room but will also heat up due to the dirty filter. This increases the chances of an emergency breakdown. Regularly cleaning the filter will prevent this problem.
2. Clean condenser coils
The condenser coil is an important component of the air conditioner that is located outside. The coil removes heat from the gaseous refrigerant, and then turns it into a liquid. It must be checked and cleaned to ensure proper cooling.
The coils often become dirty particularly during the summers when the unit is in operation 24/7. Dirt accumulates on the coil over time that must be removed to ensure proper functioning.
This is something we address in our AC tune-up.
3. Keep the evaporator coils clean
Another important air conditioner component is the evaporator coils. The coils collect dust over time and must be cleaned. Dirty coils will prevent proper flow of air. As a result, the air conditioner struggles to keep the room cool.
Having a professional technician from Ace Air clean the coils will ensure the smooth functioning of the cooling device. You should clean the coil before the start of the summer season. Also, it’s recommended that you clean the coil at the end of the summer season.
4. Clear out blockages from condensate drains
A professional Ace technician should make sure that there are no blockages in the condensate drain. Clogged and neglected drains can result in increased humidity and low cooling inside the home. While you can install a dehumidifier to reduce humidity inside the room, the better option is to clear blockages from the condensate drains.
5. Schedule regular AC repairs when you need them
Lastly, scheduling repairs for your air conditioner when it needs them will ensure that it performs efficiently without any problems. A qualified technician will thoroughly inspect the unit. In case a fault is detected, the technician will perform prompt repairs.
Regular maintenance of the air conditioner will ensure optimal cooling efficiency. It’ll result in lower energy bills. Also, a tune-up will probably also result in increased lifespan due to less wear-and-tear.
We’re your summer air conditioner maintenance professionals
In case you are looking for an experienced and professional NATE-certified AC technician in southwestern Louisiana, call us at Ace Air Conditioning.