An air conditioner is essential in Florence, SC. However, it can also be an option in other areas where temperatures exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Your home’s comfort and resale values will increase if the AC unit is maintained at a constant temperature. It is because homes with a consistent temperature range of 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit all year are less likely to sustain damage and have less wood buckling in the structure.
Here are some tips to help you keep your home in top condition for longer. You can make sure your air conditioner lasts longer and costs less to repair or replace.
AC Repair and Maintenance
Two components are essential for central air conditioners to function and perform well.
Although it is sealed, the outdoor component, also known as the condenser has the tendency to collect dust and particles. To ensure proper function, it is important to keep the condenser coils clean.
Even though summer is winding down, it is important to trim any grass or shrubs that might get into the unit.
The coil should be cleaned with a commercial condenser coil cleaner before it is used for the first time. You should thoroughly clean the fins (the small, lightweight aluminum pieces that surround the device) with a soft brush, or a special cleaner for fins. Don’t use water to clean the dust as it could turn to mud, which could cause damage or flex in the soft steel fins.
Unit for Evaporator
The evaporator unit of your air conditioner system should remain inside your home. It is usually located in the heater air conduit just above the AC system. This is what is known as the plenum. The system should be serviced by an expert if the plenum is not solid. However, homeowners can do basic maintenance on their own if it is removable.
Use a brush to clean the unit. Avoid using fabric as it could trap parts or cause damage. Clean the drainpipe pan located below the evaporator. If you live in damp areas where there is a lot of water in the tray, make sure the drainpipe is clear. You can also add one tablespoon bleach to prevent mold and mildew growth.
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What is done for AC maintenance?
Clean or replace your air conditioning system’s filter or filters every month or two during the cooling season. Filters may need more frequent attention if the air conditioner is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have fur-bearing pets in the house.
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Florence HVAC Experts can perform a complete inspection of your air conditioner unit to ensure the best possible results.
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Florence, SC 29501