Summer Air Conditioning – Are You Ready?
Summer air conditioning season has already arrived for many Americans. If you’re one of those lucky enough to still be enjoying mild weather, don’t worry. You’ll soon be sweating your butt off just like the rest of us.
With that in mind, is your air conditioner ready for high summer temperatures?
Summer Air Conditioning – What You Need to Know!
First, if you don’t have an air conditioner, now is the time to buy one. Don’t wait until you’re miserable. Get one today, and get it installed before you have to suffer. We, of course, recommend the MRCOOL DIY, but, then again, we’re horribly biased.
Let’s suppose thought that you already have an air conditioner. Is your air conditioner ready for summer? Are you confident it’s going to work when you turn it on? If it doesn’t, do you have a plan?
You’ll be a lot less sweaty answering these questions now.
Clean Your Condenser
The air conditioner condenser is the noisy part of the system that sits outside your house. It connects to air ducts and the air handling system. It also is exposed to a lot of wind, rain, and debris like grass clippings, insects, sticks, etc. All that dust and debris can get stuck in the condenser vents. Which is a bad thing. Just like you don’t want gunk clogging up your lungs, you don’t want gunk clogging up your condenser.
Clean out your condenser before your start the unit up this year. You can buy condenser cleaning sprays if you want. However, simply spraying the condenser from the inside out with a water hose, then letting it dry will make a big difference.
Annual Check Up
Are you a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning professional? No? You might want to think about hiring one to come out and give your air conditioner a quick pre-summer maintenance check then. A regular maintenance inspection is a good way to spot small problems that might develop into big problems if left unfixed. Yes, inspections are not free, but they can save you a lot of money down the road.
They can also save you a lot of sweat and tears. If your unit goes out at the height of summer heat, you will probably have to suffer a couple of hot days before a technician can get out to you. A pre-summer checkup goes a long way toward preventing that.
Check Your Filters
Summer air conditioning isn’t just about the outside condenser. You also need to make sure everything is going good on the inside, and by that I mean your air filters. When was the last time you checked them? When was the last time you changed them? If you don’t know that answer to either question, you need to do, at minimum, the first one today. A dirty air filter reduces energy efficiency and makes your whole system work a lot harder than it should. This costs you money while it heightens your risk of catastrophic mechanical failure.
Enjoy Your Summer!
Reliable summer air conditioning is the best way to make it through the hottest season of the year without a lot of sweat and hassle. Follow our simple steps, and you’ll go a long way towards ensuring your comfort until the season starts to turn. Of course, if you need a new air conditioner, you know where to find one.
I’m talking about us; buy a MrCool!