Your air conditioner is vital to both the comfort and safety of your home. It keeps the summer temperatures bearable for you and your loved ones. In addition, it also protects surfaces like wood flooring, cabinetry, and even your window frames from being damaged by excessive heat. And while this system might seem very complicated, the process is actually quite simple. Hot air is pulled out of your home and cooled via a condenser unit. Then the pleasantly cool air is returned to your home.
But like every mechanical system in your home, your AC unit requires some care and regular maintenance to keep functioning at peak performance. And while these tasks are not extremely difficult, they are necessary to ensure a long life for your air conditioner. When these small steps are ignored, you are likely to find that you are facing severe AC problems.
Think of these processes the same way you do changing the oil in your vehicle. If you are not able to do the job yourself, call the pros at (318) 202-9144 to schedule an AC maintenance appointment. A Gordon AC & Plumbing technician will arrive promptly for your appointment and make sure that your air conditioner is getting the care and attention that it needs to keep your home comfortable this summer.
Air Filter Cleaning Or Replacement
Air filters do an essential job. They protect you and your air conditioner from the dust and dirt particles in the air. And by going this job efficiently and effectively, the filter becomes covered with dirt that will limit airflow. Once an air filter becomes clogged or covered in dirt and dust, the efficiency of your air conditioner can decrease by as much as 10%.
The solution is very simple. Plan on cleaning or replacing AC filters every three months or sooner if needed. Most filters are disposable and can be replaced for a few dollars. That is a small investment to protect the thousands of dollars you invested in your HVAC system.
Outside your house is where you will find the condenser portion of your home’s air conditioner. In the springtime, you will see leaves and other debris that has become stuck to the sides of this unit or inside the metal grate that covers it. All of that material blocks airflow and causes the unit to function less efficiently. And if it is left for an extended period of time, it can cause unnecessary wear and result in a shorter than usual life expectancy.
Removing all of this debris is as simple as washing it away with your garden hose. First, be sure to shut off the power to the AC. Then gently wash away any leaves or trash that could be limiting the airflow. As the year progresses, be sure to inspect the unit from time to time to ensure there is no debris lodged inside the grate. Also, trim grass or plants away from the unit to keep the air flowing freely.
Check The Fan
If you hear odd noises from your AC condenser unit, the culprit is usually the fan blade assembly. If you are handy, this could be a DIY project. After the power is shut off, remove the cabinet enclosure to examine the blades and motor shaft. If it is loose, you can tighten the screw with an Allen wrench or screwdriver.
However, if you are not comfortable opening the safety cage around your condenser, it is best to place a call to (318) 202-9144 to schedule an appointment with a Gordon AC & Plumbing professional. Our technician will complete all of the necessary service and maintenance needed to keep your air conditioner functioning perfectly.
AC maintenance and service are very affordable ways to ensure that your home is cool and comfortable this summer. And all you need to do is call (318) 202-9144. You will know that your air conditioner is getting the best care and service possible from a trained AC professional. It is a small price to pay for all that you ask of your AC each summer.