How to Show Tender Loving Care to Your Air Conditioner
Show your air conditioner some TLC with maintenance from Blue Frost Heating & Cooling this spring!
I don’t know where you live, but here in the Fox Valley area near Chicago, Illinois, we’re eager to get on with warmer weather and our summer activities. Most of us have been venturing into the great outdoors already when it hasn’t been raining. There have even been a few days that have been warm enough to call upon the help of a trusty air conditioner to keep things cool.
But for the most part, your AC unit has been quiet and left alone for about seven months. That’s a long time to sit idle. Your AC unit misses doing its job. It misses taking care of you and your home. Your unit is built to serve and loves performing its duties. Like all relationships though, it needs a little TLC to stay happy and productive throughout the summer.
4 Ways to Show Your Air Conditioner Some TLC Before the Busy Season Starts
Like any other major appliance, your air conditioning system should undergo proper care before the busy season begins. Springtime is the perfect time to schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner.
1. Maintain the Condenser
One important way to show some TLC to your air conditioning system is to maintain the condenser. The condenser is found outside the home and is very susceptible to trapping dirt, leaves, and debris. To work properly and efficiently, these things must be removed.
When you call (630) 444-0860 for a Blue Frost Heating & Cooling HVAC specialist to maintain your AC system, they will clean and check the unit in the following manner:
- Remove any vegetation growing around or near the unit
- Clean the unit with a commercial coil cleaner
- Use a soft brush to clean the fins as they are easily damaged
- Check to make sure the unit is sitting level on the concrete pad. If it is not sitting properly, they will lift the concrete pad and add more dirt and/or rocks underneath the concrete pad to make sure the unit is sitting level.
2. Clean the Evaporator
Another important way to show some TLC to your air conditioner is to clean the evaporator. It is located directly above your furnace in the plenum. The evaporator collects moisture. Your Blue Frost Heating & Cooling HAC technician will check for mold growth. Moisture encourages mold growth, especially during warm, humid months.
3. Check the Coolant
Most systems use a coolant called Freon. If your system is not cooling properly, it may be low on Freon. If insulation is damaged or worn around the coolant lines, your air conditioner may not be able to keep things cool, and energy is being wasted. Blue Frost Heating & Cooling will check for worn out insulation and replace it to help maintain peak energy efficiency of your unit.
4. Check the Thermostat
Our Blue Frost Heating & Cooling HVAC technicians use special sensors to make sure the thermostat on AC units is functioning properly. In some cases, the thermostat is worn out and needs to be replaced.
Your HVAC system is similar to a car. It needs regular maintenance to function properly and run optimally. When your HVAC system is running properly, its energy-efficiency is maintained causing your energy bills to go down. Saving money is always nice!
More Ways to Show Your Air Conditioner Some TLC
A system that is kept clean and running well will also improve the air quality in your home, so change the filters and keep the air coils clean regularly. Keeping your HVAC unit clean does wonders for people dealing with respiratory issues.
A well-maintained HVAC system also lasts longer. Regular maintenance keeps your unit in better shape for the long run, extending its life. In addition to regularly changing filters, you should have your AC ductwork inspected to make sure that nothing is damaged.
Regular maintenance and checkups on your air conditioner conducted by a Blue Frost Heating & Cooling HVAC technician are important. With proper care of your HVAC system, your home is much more comfortable and energy-efficient.
So show some love to your air conditioner today. Let your unit know how much you appreciate it. Give your AC unit a pat on the grill and call Blue Frost Heating & Cooling at (630) 444-0860 to schedule maintenance on your unit.
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