When an air conditioner unit sits idle for months, collecting leaves and debris, a bit of maintenance is often needed to get it running properly.
If you don’t do this maintenance before summer arrives, you may end up waiting several hot days for a busy service pro—and paying top-of-the- season prices, to boot.
Now is the time to get your A/C system working well. You can call an A/C pro to do this–but that may cost you $250 or more.
How to Clean or Replace the AC Filters
This is the easiest and often most important step. Most systems have a replaceable or reusable filter in the furnace or air-handler cabinet (usually located inside or very near the air-inlet side). Some systems also employ air filters in the return-air registers inside the house. Clean or replace all return-air, furnace or air-handler filters twice a year or whenever they begin to look clogged with dust. If you don’t, air flow will be restricted, reducing efficiency, and you will recirculate dust into your home.”
Learn about more steps you can take to prepare your AC for the summer here.
Cleaning the condenser coils is another easy task one can do on their own. Typically, you simply need to remove a panel to access them and then use a coil brush to clear dust and debris. Doing so will help your air conditioner to work more efficiently and not waste as much electricity while helping to increase its lifespan.
Of course, there will be times when air conditioners simply break or fail. In those instances, calling an HVAC specialist is your only recourse. Here at Team Mechanical, we offer air conditioner service that is prompt and courteous. Call us at 612-729-5646 to speak to one of our representatives and schedule service.