Now that summer is here, you’ll want to make sure your air conditioner is in good working condition. Preparing it for daily use over the next few months is key not only to its performance but also to its longevity. The last thing you want, after all, is for it to malfunction all of sudden when you need it most. EP Mechanical Technologies, the trusted provider of heater and air conditioner service in El Paso, TX, shares tips to give your AC system some care and attention in time for the cooling season.
Have you checked your AC’s filters yet? They may have collected dust, pollen and debris since the last time you used the system. Take a look at them and clean or replace them. In doing so, you keep airflow unobstructed, preventing AC strain and ensuring its efficiency. Keeping the air filters clean also allows for better air circulation, which helps keep your home’s indoor air quality within acceptable limits.
Your AC’s outdoor unit houses the fan, condenser coils and the compressor — components that are responsible for the system’s cooling capabilities, particularly the dispersal of heat coming from inside your home. Since it is located at the rear or the side of the house, it can accumulate dirt, leaves, grime and other debris. Be sure to clear away obstructions that may hinder airflow. Any AC repair expert will tell you to maintain at least two feet of clearance around the unit, especially if it is placed near vegetation. Hose down the outdoor unit’s exteriors to get rid of any dirt or grime as well.
Your home’s ductwork plays a critical role in maintaining ideal indoor temperatures and ensuring your home stays energy-efficient throughout the year. This cooling season, have an HVAC contractor inspect and clean every duct, sealing any gaps or cracks they may find. This ensures equal distribution of conditioned air through each room. Not only that, but a clean ductwork keeps your home’s indoor air quality intact. Ideally, duct cleaning should be done every three to five years.
Whether you require air duct cleaning or AC maintenance, you can count on Mechanical Technologies to get the job done. Count on our expert technician to source, diagnose and fix any problem your AC might have quickly and effectively, getting your cooling system up and running before you break a sweat this summer. Call us today at (915) 544-1550, or fill out our contact form to request a service.