Preparing Your Air Conditioner for the Summer Heat

Air conditioners are a vital resource during the sizzling summer months. An air conditioner that stops functioning in the middle of a sweltering heat wave is not only frustrating but dangerous. The last thing that you need is for your air conditioner to stop working when you need it the most. Fortunately, there are actions that you can take to significantly reduce the likelihood of an untimely breakdown. Here are three important ways to prepare your air conditioner for the summer heat.

Preparing Your Air Conditioner for the Summer Heat

Clean Condensation Pipeline

Your air conditioner’s condensation line can become clogged and plugged up over time. If it gets backed up, you will have a broken air conditioner and an expensive repair bill on your hands. Don’t let this happen to you. Find the spot where your pipe is draining out and confirm that it is draining properly.

Eliminate Debris

Foreign objects such as leaves and twigs may have entered your air conditioner during the stormy fall and winter months. Confirm that every part of your air conditioner is clear of debris, including the fan blades. In addition, make sure to remove any excess water that has accumulated.

Check Filters

Poor filter performance is a primary cause of  air conditioner inefficiency. Dusty filters can cause dust to circulate into your home’s air,  causing potential health problems. Cleaning the current filters may be sufficient if some minor dust has accumulated, but make sure to replace them if the dust level is severe.

We’re Always Here to Help!  

Modern air conditioners are complex machines that require professional maintenance and care. If you live in the Ellis County area, you can count on us at Wayne Price Heating & Air Conditioning to fulfill all of your air conditioning maintenance needs. We’ll make sure that your air conditioner is in great shape to protect you from the summer heat. Contact us today!

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