The heat of summer can quickly push an older air conditioning unit to the brink of failure. Thankfully, preventative maintenance from a professional can help prevent your A/C from breaking down this season. Here are some tips to help you determine if your A/C unit is ready for the upcoming summer:
- Test Controls
A perfectly functioning A/C unit won’t be much help if your thermostat is on the fritz. That’s why you should test your system controls before the summer swelter picks up. You can test the system’s timed cycles, for example, by programming a temperature shift during daily errands.
- Check Coils
Your A/C unit’s coils and fan blades can become dirty from regular use. This dirt buildup can cause your unit’s efficiency to drop. It can also increase the risk of overheating. If you notice a high volume of debris, contact an A/C repair professional. These experts can clean your A/C unit without damaging its delicate components.
- Change Filters
A/C air filters require changing or cleaning every month. High-intake brands may allow you to go up to three months before changing the filter, but it’s always smart to start the summer with a clean slate.
- Remove Debris
Leaves and twigs often become trapped near or on your air conditioning unit vents. This debris can limit airflow through you A/C unit. The consequences of this blockage include overheating and reduced efficiency. Schedule time to clear this debris now in order to avoid extra work when summer arrives.
These maintenance checks aren’t the only way to prepare your air conditioner for the summer. Rebel Refrigeration’s summer checkup special is specifically designed to get your Las Vegas A/C unit in top shape. Call us at (702) 734-7750 for more information on our services.