Spring is here, and summer will be on it’s way before you know it. If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to start preparing your home and your HVAC system for the warmer weather — beginning with a little spring cleaning for your air conditioner.
Step 1: The Condenser – Your first order of business will be cleaning your condenser. This is the large unit typically located just outside your home. You want to make sure that you remove any built up debris from the condenser fins.
Step 2: Reregulating – Once you’ve cleaned out your condenser you’ll need to get it back up and running. Turn the power back on and set your thermostat to cool to kick on the compressor. Allow it to run for 10 minutes. Then, check your outdoor unit to make sure the insulated tube is cool, and the exposed tube is warm.
Step 3: The Indoor Unit – The last step is to clean out the air conditioner unit indoors, changing any air filters and ridding your units of dust and debris.
…And voila — your air conditioner will be ready to run for those warm days ahead!
Not sure you want to tackle air conditioner maintenance on your own this time around? No problem! Just call Tyler Heating & Air Conditioning at 203-378-4700 and we’ll send one of our knowledgeable technicians to get the job done.