Nelke Mechanical Heating and Cooling

As March arrives, we’re on the brink of summer. It’s essential to start preparing our HVAC systems for the warmer months ahead. Here are some tips to ensure you’re ready for the rising temperatures.

Safety First

Before conducting any maintenance or repairs on your air conditioning system, it’s necessary to turn off the circuit breaker. Start by switching off the power to the condenser at the service panel. Additionally, remember to switch off the condenser located near the unit to ensure complete safety during maintenance tasks.

Clean or Replace the Filters

Once you’ve ensured safety precautions, proceed to check and clean your filters. Depending on their condition, they may need to be either cleaned or completely replaced. Remember, filters should be replaced routinely throughout the year to maintain optimal air quality and system efficiency.

Clean the Air Conditioner’s Condenser Coils

Clean the condenser coils and fan of your air conditioning unit from any debris. These components are typically located outside the unit. If the unit has been left uncovered, there might be leaves or dirt accumulated. Use a soft brush or vacuum to clear away debris, being careful not to damage the coils. Regular cleaning helps maintain the efficiency of your system.

Check and Clear The Drain

Clear the drain and remove any excess water from inside the unit. Once everything is cleared and cleaned, reassemble the condenser for proper functioning. Regular maintenance of the drain prevents water buildup and potential damage to the system.

Check the Coolant Lines

Inspect the insulation foam to ensure it completely covers the lines without any bald spots or frays. These lines have to stay insulated.

Get Your Annual A/C Check

It’s recommended to have your A/C system serviced by a professional before using it during the summer. This proactive step can help resolve minor issues before they turn into major problems. Don’t wait until the summer heat hits to discover your A/C isn’t working properly. Give Nelke Heating and Cooling a call to schedule your appointment today!

We hope this was helpful as you gear up for summer! If it any questions, please feel free to contact us today.

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