Are you struggling to keep your summer cool in Florida? A little preventative cooling maintenance can keep your home’s cooling system in the best working condition throughout the hot summer. Regular maintenance will keep your system in the best optimal condition and improve its energy efficiency.
In this write-up, we will walk through an ultimate cooling maintenance checklist to help you make your system more energy efficient, keeping your homes cool and comfortable.
4-Step Cooling Maintenance Checklist
The following AC maintenance checklist will help you keep your cooling unit running smoothly:
1. Cleaning Outdoor and Indoor Units
Cleaning outdoor units of your air conditioning system, such as the condenser and evaporator coils, is a cost-effective way to maximize your system’s efficiency and improve air quality. You may use a vacuum with a soft attachment or a gentle brush to clean the condenser. As a part of outdoor unit cleaning, be sure to check the condenser fins.
Cleaning your cooling system’s evaporator coils can not be a simple task; it means you need to get assistance from specialized HVAC contractors to get the job completed effectively.
2. Checking Your Air Filters
No matter whether you have central, window, or ductless air conditioning, it has an air filter that needs to be inspected regularly. Depending on the type of air conditioning unit you have, you might have to replace or wash your air filters to remove dirt, debris, and pollen.
Cleaning your AC’s air filters ensures you enjoy better air quality and your system runs more efficiently. Cleaned air filters will make your home cool faster, helping you save your hard-earned dollars on costlier energy bills.
3. Keep Your AC Level
Though leveling your cooling system might not seem a big deal, having a concrete slab under your AC is important. If the system is not level, it will work less efficiently to cool your room, resulting in higher energy bills. It can also make your system less efficient and sometimes even cause your air conditioner to stop working.
The sills can sag over time, even if you have a window AC. Ensure your unit has a slight downward tilt so the water can stay away from the house.
4. Check Air Vents
Inspecting your air vents is just as important as air filters. The air vents may have a lot of dust, pollen, and dander, which can disturb the airflow. You may use a soft microfiber cloth to clean the surface of air vents. A pipe cleaner is also a good option for cleaning hard-to-reach areas.
If the pipe cleaner shows a gunk or black fuzz, it could indicate mold growth. Always hire professional HVAC contractors to check your vents immediately, as mold growth can cause severe health problems.
Cooling system maintenance can be the top priority for homeowners to stay cool during the brutal summer days. The above-mentioned AC maintenance checklist will help keep your unit running smoothly throughout the season.
You can also schedule an annual AC tune-up with Tempacure Heating & Air Conditioning to beat the summer rush.