Enjoying your summer in the breeze of your AC? It can be easy to take your HVAC or AC unit for granted when you live in a location that has hot weather nearly year round. You depend on it to be there and working well just like any appliance in your home. However, do you have a maintenance plan set up for your dishwasher, refrigerator or clothes washer? You should have one for your HVAC at the very least. There are plenty of small things you can add to your checklist to be sure that your HVAC is in its top condition throughout the summer. Let’s go over a few worth noting.
Replace the Air Filter
Depending on how often your use your HVAC you should be replacing your air filter every one to three months. If you haven’t changed your filter yet this summer you may want to. You should consider replacing it more often if you have pets as they can create a lot of dander and hair that gets trapped in your air filter and lower its ability to work.
Check the Wiring
Its important to keep an eye on the wiring of your HVAC on a regular basis so that you know its working properly and it safe. To do so you’ll want to shut the system off, open the access panel and check for wires that look black or burned. If you find any you need to call a professional to replace them.
Consider a Thermostat Upgrade
If you have a programmable thermostat you’re probably happy with it’s capabilities. However, you can always upgrade if you wish to a wifi connected thermostat that allows you to remotely access your home’s temps and change them according to what you want them to be.
Check the Fan on the Condenser Unit
You outside condenser unit is exposed to the outdoor weather elements. The fan can become damaged because debris can slip into the slits of the fan. The damage to your fan can cause problems and issues in operation. If that’s the case you’ll want to have the fan replaced right away.
Cleaning Your Condenser Unit
It won’t take long for leaves, dirt, grass and debris to get into your condenser unit. This can really reduce air flow and force your system to work over time to produce the cooling power you want. This also means bigger electric bills to run your machine. Removing the debris by hand can be any easy way save on bills. You can also switch it off and wash it out with a hose.
Being sure that your AC or HVAC unit is working correctly can keep you and your home cool this summer. If you free that your AC or HVAC is having issues that go beyond a little cleaning or filter swapping give AC Repair Hollywood a call (323) 746-8100) to help you with any repairs of assessments. Let’s end the summer on a cool note!