It is important for homeowners to keep up with their air conditioner repair. If it is not maintained, the air conditioner could run less efficiently which could increase your energy bills. There are several things that a homeowner can do on their own. More difficult fixes to your air conditioning system can usually be handled by a reputable St. George A/C Repair professional from Alpine Temperature Control.
This article will first focus on homeowner tasks in regards to keeping their A/C system in good working order such as keeping the area in and around the condenser as clean as possible, keeping the evaporator clean. It will then move on to some fixes that your St. George A/C Repair professional can do to keep your A/C up and running.
Keep The Condenser Clean
The condenser (the part of the air conditioner that is outside of the home) needs good airflow to work properly. It is usually placed in an area that doesn’t have a lot of leaves, bushes, and branches but if there is and other debris, cut them down or remove them. Keep the grass surrounding the condenser trimmed low.
Straighten the Coil Fins
The condition of the coil fins are important to maintain. The system’s energy efficiency is reduced if they are bent. To straighten them you can use a fin comb, which you can buy at any home improvement store. If the fins are bent, contact a St. George A/C Repair professional.
Clean Evaporator Coils
The evaporator coil is located on top of the furnace. It cools the air that gets pumped into the home. If the evaporator coil is clogged with dust, the air blowing out of the registers will not be cool and it will make the system work harder to cool the home. This can be prevented by checking and replacing the air filters every month during peak use months. Also you can use a vacuum cleaner with a brush on the end to clean the dust off of the coils followed by a coil-cleansing product.
In conclusion, don’t forget to contact Alpine Temperature Control in St. George at least once a year to schedule a professional maintenance service call. Proactive service calls fixes any minor problems with your system before it becomes an expensive problem.