Preparing Your Air Conditioner
1. Replace Your Filter. If this seems obvious, it is. However, air conditioners in Burlington, KY and everywhere are breaking down because they are overworked. This is a simple maintenance task that is easily forgotten. It is important to check your filter monthly. If dirt is building up that means your air conditioner is working harder than it should to pull in air. Think of breathing through a blanket and each month the blanket gets thicker. The filter is at the mouth of your air conditioner and if it’s dirty it blocks the flow of air. Set a reminder on your calendar or phone to check it monthly. This will save you money and increase the life of your air conditioner in Burlington and everywhere!
2. Clean Away Debris. Your air conditioner unit is outside. It is exposed to falling leaves, bird droppings, weeds and other wind-blown debris. It’s important to keep the area surrounding your air conditioner clean and clear of anything that may block the flow of air. Heavy landscaping should also be avoided. Air conditioners in Burlington, KY are especially subject to blowing leaves, small tree limbs and other items that come with the heavy rains and storms we experience during every season. Simply taking a rake and clearing everything away when you’re working in your yard this spring will do the job!
3. Check Your Refrigerant Level. Your air conditioner, just like your car, uses chemicals to transfer heat from one place to another. However, it does not “consume” the refrigerant when it is operating the correct way so the levels should remain the same at all times. If your refrigerant level in your air conditioner is low, this might be a sign of a significant problem and you should call your trusted HVAC contractor immediately. Regardless of the extreme weather changes we can experience in Burlington, KY, air conditioner refrigerant levels should not be affected.
4. Schedule Your Tune Up. Even if you follow the first three steps in this article, it is important to get schedule a tune up before relying on your air conditioner. A good HVAC contractor will be able to make assessments on any future issues that you can avoid, make adjustments necessary for your air conditioner to run efficiently and let you know if there’s anything you can do to increase the life of your system. They can also take care of Step 3 (checking your refrigerant level) if you are uncomfortable doing it.
Taking good care of your air conditioner goes a long way to prolonging its life and avoiding expensive repairs that pop up unexpectedly. Make sure you don’t delay
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