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July 9th, 2012

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How to Get Your Air Conditioning System Ready for Summer   by Marcy Tate

Spring time is the best time to perform an annual maintenance check of your central air conditioning system. A maintenance check will identify any potential problems. A maintenance check of you’re a/c system involves checking the outside unit and the inside unit. This type of maintenance check can usually be completed by a beginner DIYer. If you have an older A/C unit, or one that has had problems in the past, consider hiring a licensed HVAC contractor to check it for you. It won’t cost you that much for a professional maintenance check and it will prevent any problems from returning. HVAC and air conditioner maintenance is really worth your time. A well maintained unit could last 20 or more years.

Basic Air Conditioning Maintenance:
Keep an eye out on your furnace and a/c system year-round by:
* Changing or cleaning the filter once a month or as needed (this will depend upon the type of filter).
* Cleaning the registers and ducts from dust. Have them professionally cleaned every few years.
* Cleaning the outside compressor by spraying it with a hose.
* Covering the compressor for the winter.
* Checking all hose connections for leaks. Check the condensate tube to be sure that it is draining freely.
* Checking that all of the panels are tightly secured. If loose, gently screw them back into place.

General Air Conditioning Tips:
* Keep furniture, drapes, toys and all objects away from registers. It will make you’re a/c system work more efficiently.
* Keep all items away from you’re a/c unit.

Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance:
If you have a professional HVAC contractor come out to your home for a maintenance checkup, make sure that he checks the following:
* Checks for proper refrigerant (freon) levels. A low level indicates a leak, to be found and repaired before adding more freon.
* Checks all electrical components and controls
* Cleans the evaporator and condenser coils
* Oils motors as needed
* Calibrates thermostat
* Checks Condenser
* Checks filters

About the Author

Licensed HVAC contractors can perform a maintenance check on you’re a/c system.

Marcy Tate is a home improvement writer. She has been working with air conditioning contractors for over a decade.

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