Doing a bit of HVAC maintenance as the cooling season approaches will go a long ways toward sustaining the your health, the health of your equipment and saving energy. A clean, leak-free air conditioner helps prevent the spread of mold, bacteria, viruses and allergens. Take the time to get ready for warmer weather and a cooler home.
Advantages To Summer Preparation
Preventive Maintenance Tips
- Lower cooling costs.
- Cleaner system.
- Healthier home environment.
- Extended life of the appliance.
- Change the filters: The efficiency of your air conditioner depends on you changing or cleaning the filters regularly. This is the first step in any preventive maintenance program. Some units have reusable filters while other requires a replacement screen. The U.S. Department of Energy states that changing the filters will improve the efficiency of the unit by between 5 to 15 percent.
- Clean the area around the condenser: Rake and clear any debris from the outdoor equipment. Indoor units often build up grime on the elements. Wipe off any obvious signs of accumulation around the coils and outside of the unit.
- Inspect the system: Inspect the unit for damage from the cold weather. Things to look for include bent coil fins, clogged drains and obvious signs of trauma. If you notice elements of the unit are missing or disconnected, call for service.
The simple process of checking your air conditioner before cooling season arrives is a time and money-saving practice. If you have questions about your system or need service advice, contact the friendly experts at Russell’s Heating & Cooling
. We have served residential and commercial HVAC customers in the Hampton Roads area for more than three decades.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about cooling systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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