By the time you finally get into bed at night, you might not want nothing more than to watch a fun television show in your cool, air conditioned master bedroom. Unfortunately, if you are experiencing trouble with your air conditioner, you might find yourself in a stuffy, uncomfortable space instead. However, air conditioning trouble doesn't have to come as a surprise. If you can learn to recognize the signs of trouble early, you might be able to call in the professionals before things turn sour. On my blog, you will be able to read through loads of helpful information on HVAC, so that you can detect trouble before it ruins your sleep.
With the cold weather coming, it is time to turn up the heat and forget about the air conditioning in your home. This is also a time when you will want to do some final maintenance to your AC and winterize it. You may also want to keep up with some small maintenance to ensure it is in good shape when you need it next year. Here are some tasks that you will want to do to winterize your AC and maintain it through the winter months:
1. Turning The AC Down And Checking It For Repair Needs
The first thing that you will want to do when winterizing your AC is turn it off. If you use a complete HVAC system, then you may only want to turn it down or up, but still turn it off for maintenance tasks. While you are doing this, look for some of the problems that may require small repairs with your AC system.
2. Cleaning The Unit And Making Sure There Is Not Water In Lines
When the system is something that needs to be done regularly. Debris that gets into the outdoor unit can hamper performance and even cause damage. Remove the grates can clean out leaves from trees and any other foreign materials that are inside the unit. You can also clean the unit out with a soft brush and soapy water, but make sure it is off before doing this.
3. Covering And Insulating Exposed Parts That Are Vulnerable To Freezing
Once you have the unit cleaned, leave it open and dry out before adding a cover. Some of these AC covers do not allow air to circulate, which can cause a problem with mold and mildew. To reduce this problem, make sure that there is enough space for air to circulate and prevent moisture from getting trapped inside. In addition, you may want to add insulation to the exposed parts line lines and wiring.
4. Cleaning And Checking Your AC For Damage Through Cold Weather
Throughout the cold months, your AC may not be used but problems can still arise. If the unit is exposed debris can get in the unit, it can get dirty or parts can break due to freezing and weather. When you do other maintenance around your home this winter, occasionally take a look at the AC unit and parts to make sure that there are no repairs that need to be addressed.
Winterizing your AC and doing small maintenance tasks throughout the winter will ensure you do not have problems with your AC when you need it next year. If you need help with maintenance to your air conditioner, contact an HVAC service (like Advanced Heating & Cooling) to help you with some of these tasks.Share
11 October 2016