Spring is slowly creeping up on us, which means it’s almost time to perform a bit of maintenance on your air conditioner. Should you have addressed any issues within the past year, you may think you are in the clear and don’t need to check your unit—but thinking this would be a mistake, as regular maintenance on your air conditioner is beneficial and necessary if you want it to run smoothly and keep you cool on those hot spring and summer days and avoid future repairs.
Here are maintenance tips to help you avoid air conditioning repair in Cleveland, TN:
- Check Freon levels: The point of turning on your air conditioner is to keep you cool and help you avoid the heat. If you fail to have your Freon levels checked, it can be difficult to avoid the heat because your air conditioner needs Freon to keep you cool. Instead of feeling the cool air that is supposed to come out of your unit, you will feel lukewarm air and probably a bit of discomfort.
- Clean evaporator coil: The air that cools and heats your home passes through the evaporator coil. As the air passes through, the coil slowly becomes dirty. Over time, this buildup of dirt can affect your system. For example, your system won’t be able to efficiently cool your home on those warmer days. By keeping the coil clean, you don’t have to worry about dirt and dust keeping you from feeling cool in your home.
- Oiling motors: Running your air conditioner will already increase your bill from what it normally is, but the cost shouldn’t surprise you. When motors are not properly lubricated, the friction caused by the dryness will increase the amount of electricity used. The more electricity required to run your unit, the higher your energy bill will be. By oiling the motors, you are reducing the amount of electricity used and keeping your energy bill at something that is a bit more affordable.
- Check exchanger for cracks: There are a number of reasons why cracks can develop in your exchanger, including improper airflow or an issue with condensation. These cracks are how harmful gases are released into the home and reduce the indoor air quality, cause discomfort and even lead to people feeling ill. If there are cracks in the exchanger, it can be repaired, but depending on the age of the unit, it may be best to replace it.
When it is warm outside and you just want to feel cool and comfortable, the first thing you will probably do is turn on your air conditioner. If you have properly maintained your unit, you won’t have a problem getting comfortable, but if you have neglected your air conditioner, it will show. Those who haven’t performed spring maintenance on their air conditioners may want to schedule an appointment with a professional before it is too late and their unit winds up needing a repair.
Do you need air conditioning repair in Cleveland, TN? The experts at Higdon Heating & Air LLC can assist you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!