AC Repair | Be Cool For Summer
AC Repair | As any Florida native knows, the weather in our state can be unpredictable at the most inconvenient times. When it comes to cooling season, having a well-tuned air conditioning unit can be the difference between being prepared and being miserable when a gloomy 50 degree-day quickly turns into a blazing 90 degrees. Learn how to prevent the need of our St Petersburg AC services.
Think of a cooling system as your best friend. Like any long-lasting friendship, it takes work and care to maintain and to ensure it’s in the best condition. Just as your best friend doesn’t appreciate being neglected for months at a time, neither does your air conditioner!
To increase your cooling system’s efficiency and prevent the need of our St Petersburg AC service during our hot summer days, Air Quality Control recommends performing these annual maintenance and upkeep tips before the hot weather hits:
Air Conditioner Maintenance:
- Cleaning the evaporator. If the evaporator is accessible you should clean it once a year, usually before cooling season begins. If the plenum has foil-wrapped insulation at its front you can clean the evaporator. Clean the underside with a stiff brush as well as clean the tray below the evaporator unit that carries condensation away from evaporator.
- Maintaining the condenser. In most air-conditioning systems, the condenser unit is located outside the house. Due to the location, it accumulates dirt and debris from trees and plants, lawn mowing and dust. The condenser has a fan that moves air across the condenser coil. In order to properly clean the condenser coil, check to see which direction the air moves across the coils so you are able to clean the coil on the intake side. When maintaining the condenser you should also cut down grass and weeds that have grown around the unit that may affect airflow.
- Filter. At the beginning of every cooling season and at least every other month during the season, remove the front grille and clean or replace the filter. If you have a large amount of dust built up, you should clean or replace the filter more often. To clean the filter, use a solution of mild household detergent and water. Other units have a throwaway filter that when it becomes dirty should be replaced with a new one of the same type.
- Conduct a thermostat test. One way to test a thermostat is by using a jumper wire kit. If you’re concerned, Air Quality Control has technicians who can perform this and other tests to ensure your home is ready for summer.
Air Quality control operates 24 hours a day, always ready to assist you with any cooling needs you may have. We are a family owned AC Repair Service company and offer a Comprehensive AC Repair Service in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas!
For more information and tips contact your trusted AC repair company – Air Quality Control at 727-469-3832