Air Conditioning FlorenceIn Florence, SC, having an air conditioning system is a need, but can also be an option for other places where temperatures reach over 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Maintaining a regular temperature level in your residence adds both to the convenience and the resale value of your home. This is because homes that have continually maintained temperature levels of 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year have less damage, movement and buckling of wood in the home’s structure.

If you want to keep your home in good condition for longer, here are some basic air conditioning maintenance. By appropriately preserving your air conditioning system, you could be ensured that it will function longer costing you less in both repair and power costs.

Florence Air Conditioning Maintenance

All central air conditioners have two different components that are both crucial in its operation and performance.

 Condenser Unit

The outdoor component is called the condenser, though sealed, it has the tendency to accumulate dust and particles. Keeping the condenser clean as often as possible will help with the air circulation throughout the condenser coils to make function properly.

One of the basic maintenance that should be done before using your air conditioner for the first time, either in spring or summer, is to cut the grass, shrubs that could get into the condenser unit.

Additionally, the commercial condenser coil must be used to clean the coil before the first use. The fins, the tiny lightweight aluminum pieces around the device, should be thoroughly cleaned up with a soft brush or a special fin cleaner. Do not try to use water as this could make the dust turn into mud which could harm or flex the soft steel where the fins are made from.

Evaporator Unit

The evaporator unit in the air conditioning system should stay inside your house, usually placed in the heater air duct just over the heating system is just what is called the plenum. If the plenum is solid, the system will need to be serviced by an air conditioner professional, however, if it is detachable the homeowner could do some basic maintenance on their own.

Clean the unit with a cleaning brush, do not use a fabric that could capture parts and trigger damages. Furthermore, clean the drainpipe pan situated below the evaporator. In damp environments where a great deal of water will be in the tray, check to ensure the drainpipe in the tray is clear and include one tablespoon of bleach to stop the growth of mold and mildew and also fungi.

For best results, call Florence HVAC Experts for a full check of your air conditioning unit before the summer season truly warms up.


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