The birds are chirping, the trees are getting greener, and warmer days have brought the animals out of their deep slumber and back to their daily routine. Spring has arrived, and it is a friendly reminder that the months ahead are going to be ones that will put your air conditioning unit to the test.
But before we start exerting demanding loads on our A/C, it is best to carry out a few steps that most HVAC companies highly recommend. These steps are simple but necessary in order to prep your air conditioning unit to do its best against the blistering heat of summer days.
Clean Debris From The Outside And Inside Of The Unit
It is important to remember that your air conditioning unit has likely been sitting idle for many months. During this time, your outside condenser unit will have collected leaves from the autumn season and may even have served as a potential shelter for animals during the winter.
An excellent way to begin with is by using a brush to rid the outside and inside of your condenser unit of debris. However, it is advised you use caution, as someone who is not a trained technician from a certified HVAC company may damage the unit (especially the brittle fan blades), resulting in a costly air conditioning repair.
Once you have successfully completed this step, check thoroughly for any visual signs of damage to the unit. If any are present, contacting a certified air conditioning repair service such as Service Express is advised.
Check The Evaporator Drain
Once you’ve completed step one, it’s time to focus on the part of your air conditioning unit that’s called the evaporator. Your A/C unit houses an evaporator drain that directs any water deposits to the drain pan. Blockages in your evaporator drain will cause a build-up of water in your unit, which could flood the back of your unit or even trickle down to your basement unnoticed. This is an important step and one that can have catastrophic damage to your home and also leave you with costly air conditioning repair bills. Make sure to take a good look and, if blockages are found, contact us for an efficient fix.
Clean The Drain Pan
When in use, your air conditioning unit’s cold refrigerant coils will react with warm air, creating condensation.
HVAC companies install drain pans to collect the condensation that is created by your air conditioning unit to prevent it from leaking all over the floor or close to an electrical output. Make sure to clean your drain pan or call a professional in case of any visible damage.
Change The Air Filter
A clogged filter will put tremendous stress on your air conditioning unit, forcing it to work overtime to cool the air. Apart from that, a dirty filter will also result in more dust spreading across your ductwork and home, causing you to breathe unhealthy and partially unfiltered air. The air filter can be cleaned with soap or water, although it is always advisable for an air conditioning repair service to have it replaced for you.
Let Us Do It For You
Service Express’s experienced and knowledgeable HVAC experts are available 24/7 to cater to your needs. We will ensure that your air conditioning unit is all set to work flawlessly all summer. Book us now to avoid the summer rush and prepare yourself for a cool, comfortable season ahead. Call us now at 416-638-1678 or fill out our contact form to schedule a call with one of our HVAC experts.