It’s that time of year again where the temperatures are starting to rise and you know what that means…summertime! But before we can enjoy our summer, we need to make sure to do an AC Tune Up. In this blog post, we will show you how to tune up your AC for summer heat.
Check the Freon Levels
One of the most important things you can do to ensure your AC unit is running smoothly this summer is to check the freon levels. Freon is a gas that helps cool and dehumidify the air in your home. When the freon levels are low, your AC won't work as effectively, increasing your energy costs. To check the freon levels, first turn off all the lights in your home and then use a lighted thermometer to check the temperature in each room. Write down what you find in each room so you can refer back to it when checking the freon levels again next week. Finally, open all of your windows and doors to let some fresh air into your home (remember to close them when you're finished).
How to Flush the Residential AC System
When the weather is hot and humid, your air conditioning unit will work harder to keep you cool. This can lead to your AC unit needing more frequent tune-ups, particularly during the summer months. Here are four easy steps to help keep your AC running smoothly all summer long:
1. Check for any obstructions in the system such as vents, coils, or filters that may be blocking air flow. If necessary, remove any obstructions and clean the area around them with a vacuum cleaner.
2. Change out the filters on a regular basis (every six months in warm climates and every month in colder climates). Dirty filters will cause your AC unit to work harder and use more energy.
3. Clean the evaporator coil on an annual basis
After replacing the freon, If your ac still doesn't work properly after flushing the system, you may need to replace the AC unit.
Check for Leaks
Another important thing to check when tuning up your ac for summer heat is for leaks. Leaks can cause your AC unit to run constantly and waste energy. To check for leaks, first turn off all of the lights in your home and then use a flashlight to look inside all of the corners and seams of doors and windows. If you find any water or moisture inside a wall or under a floor tile, there's a good chance that
Clean the Condenser Coils
One of the most important things you can do to ensure your AC unit is keeping you cool this summer is to clean the condenser coils. This simple task will help remove any build-up of dust, pollen, and other allergens that can cause your system to overheat. To clean the condenser coils: 1. Close all windows and doors that lead into the room where your air conditioning unit is located.
2. Turn off the power to your air conditioning unit.
3. Open all windows and doors leading into the room.
4. Remove any furniture or carpets in the room so you have a clear area to work with.
5. Position a ladder against one wall of the room, so it’s tall enough for you
Polish Your AC Thermostat
When the weather starts to heat up, it's important to make sure your air conditioner is in top shape. One way to do this is by tuning up your AC thermostat. By adjusting the settings on your AC thermostat, you can ensure that your unit operates at its best during hotter temperatures.
To tune up your AC thermostat:
- Open the door to the room where the AC unit is located.
- Look for the temperature dial on the front of the unit.
- Rotate this dial until it reads 78 degrees (F).
- Close and lock the door to the room so that children or pets cannot enter and change the setting accidently.
- Restart or power down
By following these simple steps, you will be able to keep your air conditioner running smoothly all season long!