Getting your air conditioner ready for Summer
The time is quickly approaching here in Harrisburg, PA when we will all turn off our heating systems and switch to our air conditioning units. These units provide cool air and comfort during those hot, summer months, and there are a few steps you can take to make sure your unit runs properly all summer long. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck without air conditioning on the hottest day of the summer. To prevent this, you can check the air filter, clear debris, check the duct work, and check the condensate removal system.
The air filter helps keep the air flowing through your home clean. It traps particulates and allergens before they enter your home. If the filter becomes clogged, it can slow the flow of air to your home. It could also cause the air conditioner’s cooling coils to ice up and shut down the unit completely. We recommend checking your air filter at least once a month. When you need to replace the filter, there are many options available—including filters that reduce and trap allergens. Now that you’ve checked the filter, it’s time to check for debris. During the fall and winter, various types of debris can gather around your air conditioning unit. Before turning on the unit, make sure there is at least 2 feet of clear space around the unit. To clean the inside of the unit, you should be able to use a garden hose to clear the leaves, twigs, and other loose debris. If things are more stuck, you can try chemical cleaners; however, this can often be damaging to the unit, so it is not recommended. Once your unit is clear from debris, we can move inside and check the duct work. The first place to check is the vents; you need to make sure they are clear of debris and nothing will obstruct the airflow. The most important thing is to check for signs of mold. If you see or smell any mold be sure to call an HVAC technician from David Leroy.
These are all great steps you can take to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the summer heat. If you’ve followed these steps and the system does not function properly or if you have questions about the steps listed, be sure to call an experienced and expert HVAC company like David Leroy for help. Their technicians are fully qualified and ready to help with any questions, problems, or concerns.
The experts at David LeRoy plumbing, heating and cooling can size up any job and give you the information and options you need. And with free estimates, flat rate pricing, guarantees on our labor and products, 24/7 emergency service, and screened employees, you are guaranteed to have a good experience with our company. We are here to make your life easier and 100% customer satisfaction is what we strive for. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web. And feel free to call us 717-963-2034 when problems arise or with any questions or concerns. David LeRoy plumbing, heating and cooling is ready to help you, anytime, anywhere!