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How To Get Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer

Sam (Shiwa Samuel) Prasad, Senior Installation HVAC Technician
Sam has over 12 years of experience installing all types of air conditioning units in residential and commercial buildings. Sam is equipped with the right skills to make sure your air conditioning units are looking pristine in your home or office. He loves a good AC installation and will not leave until every bolt is picture-perfect! In his down-time, find Sam playing video games or enjoying a good banter about his favourite soccer team – Manchester United.

When you notice the days are getting longer, and the Sun seems to be a bit brighter and warmer than usual, you can bet that summer is right around the corner.

Fortunately, you won’t have to endure those hot Australian summers on your own, you can turn to your air conditioner. An air conditioner can keep the inside of your home cool and comfortable even as the temperatures outside soar. Hopefully, you’ve also been able to use it during the winter to keep warm, provided of course that it has a heating option.

Now, if you haven’t been using your air conditioner during the winter, then it’s just been sitting there idly. While sitting there it has been collecting leaves, dust, and other types of debris. All of this debris can affect its performance, which is why calling a trusted technician to give it a pre-season tune-up is a great idea. Think about it this way, before you hit the beach during the summer you probably spend some time dieting and exercising to get yourself ready. Well, your air conditioner needs the same kind of prep if you want it to do its job

The last thing you want is to go into one of the famously hot Aussie summers without a well-maintained air conditioner. Maybe you think that crossing your fingers and hoping for the best will get you through the summer. But, what if it doesn’t? Not only could you be looking at expensive repairs, but you’ll also spend more on your utility bills since an inefficient air conditioner costs more to use. In a worst-case scenario, you may even end up having to replace your whole unit.

So, before you fire up your air conditioner you need to make sure it’s properly maintained and ready to go. Regular maintenance of your air conditioner is a great habit to form. It will save you money on your utility bills, will help your air conditioner to last long, and will result in a healthier home environment.

The question many people have when it comes to their air conditioner is whether or not they can do it themselves. Many people love to do things around the house themselves because it can save them money. But, when it comes to something as important and sophisticated as your air conditioner, this is not a time to try a do it yourself job. You should only trust a licensed technician to do any type of maintenance or repair work to your air conditioner. If you make the mistake of trying

Calling in a professional should be your only option

If you want your air conditioner to work well, and to last a long time, then it’s always a good idea to have a trained air conditioner technician give it a once-over before every summer. Having a technician inspect and clean your air conditioner will protect it, which is important because it represents a significant investment.

A trained air con technician has many advantages over you.

  • First, they have the type of training and experience necessary to work on an air conditioner.
  • Second, they have access to tools and equipment that you do not have access to. In many cases, a licensed technician can spot small, easy to fix problems, before they get worse.

What can you expect from a air conditioning technician when they do a tune-up on your air conditioner?

  • They should thoroughly clean the condenser and evaporator coils.
  • They should ensure that the system has the correct refrigerant levels.
  • They should check and tighten all of the electrical connections.
  • They should flush the drains.
  • They should do a thorough overall inspection, and recommend repairs that should help to extend the life of your unit.

What can you do to get your air conditioner ready for summer?

While you should leave cleaning and repair work to the professionals, there’s a lot you can do yourself to get your air conditioner ready for summer. First, take the time to familiarize yourself with the system. When you are familiar with your air conditioner, and how it’s supposed to work, you’ll be able to spot potential problems and communicate more effectively with a repairman. So, let’s start with the basics here.

An air conditioner has two main components, a condenser located indoors, and an evaporator that is mounted on an air handler or furnace. Together, they work to extract heat from rooms using refrigeration technology. The air handler blows chilled air into a room through ductwork, cooling and dehumidifying your home. The following are some basic components of an air conditioner you should be familiar with.

  • Air conditioner filters. These work by reducing the amount of dust that an air conditioner releases into the air. They should be replaced regularly
  • These are round tubes in your attic that distribute warm or cool air from your air conditioner into your home
  • A small box that lets you control the temperature in your home
  • These are grills that are inserted into the ceiling or floor that delivers air into the rooms in your home

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