An air conditioning system is a costly investment that keeps you cool and comfortable in the scorching summer months. Since it was idle for so long in the winter months, before switching it on the lirst hot day, it’s important to prepare it with proper cleaning and maintenance.
Not all AC maintenance tasks need to be performed by professionals. II’ you think you can clean and prepare your air conditioning unit on your own, here is a simple checklist to follow:
- Clean or Replace the Filters
Make sure your thermostat and AC unit are turned off. To start with, replace or clean the filter that might have got clogged over the time. By cleaning the filter, any clog or restricted airflow problem can be solved. II“ the air filter is damaged or hard to clean, get it replaced with a new one.
- Check the Ductwork
To prevent any escape of cool air, make sure there are no holes or leaks in the ductwork. Also, keep the seals intact. Preventive maintenance improves the airflow, prevents bad odor, and reduces the risk o1 mold growth in the duct.
- Clean the Condenser and Coils
Beiore starting your AC unit for the first time in the summer, clean out the condenser and coils. Any buildup of dust and debris on the condenser can suppress the airflow and diminish the cooling performance. With a low pressure air or cotton cloth, clean the coils to get rid o1’ the dust.
- Clieclt the Coolant Lines
Coolants are an important part of the condensers that run to the evaporator. While preparing an air conditioner, inspect the refrigerant lines, pipes or tubes to improve insulation and avoid any energy loss. Foam insulation tape can be used to cover the coolant lines.
Once you are done with this maintenance task, set the thei’irostat back to the cool level and get ready to enjoy cool air inside the house. If you don’t want to take any risk by maintaining an AC on your own, feel tree to call our professionals at Aire One Peel.