The weather seems to be getting hotter every year and that means that you need to be sure your air conditioner is running at peak efficiency all the time. Of course, when the unit breaks down completely, you’ll need to call in professionals who understand the more technical parts, but there are a few things you can do to keep you air conditioner running at a peak performance.
Remember that in many cases, some routine maintenance is all that’s needed to bring the performance of your air conditioner back up to par. Often it’s just normal accumulation of dust hurting the unit’s efficiency.
Although it may seem out of season, changing your furnace filter can make a big difference. Depending on the MERV rating, the filter might need to be changed out once a month to ensure that it traps the airborne particles that it needs to. Some of the other filters on the market don’t need to be replaced as often.
Once you’ve checked the inside possibilities for your air conditioner’s poor performance, it’s time to go outside and look for reasons with the unit itself. The condensing coil, like the furnace filter, needs to be clean to work properly but unlike the filter, these coils need to be cleaned and not replaced.
You’ll need to look under the coil guard to see what work needs to be done. When you find a mixture of dry dust and lint, you’ll need to clean the condensing coil with a garden hose. A power washer is too intense for these coils and chemical cleaners are too strong as well.
Ultra Comfort has been providing furnace and air conditioning installation and repair services since 1979. They are dedicated to other services as well and carry a fine selection of Napoleon fireplaces. Call them at 519-653-8040 or visit their website at .