Conducting proper end of the summer maintenance on your air conditioner may mean a trouble-free start next summer and extend its lifespan.
6 Air Conditioner Maintenance Tasks to Do After Summer
Here are six actions to take to help maintain your air conditioning unit.
1. Inspect for Odors & Sounds
Give a sniff and a listen both inside and out. Abnormal odors or rattling sounds may be a sign of a potential leak or problem. Don’t just wait for next summer; call your air conditioning repair company and have them take a look. Spending a little now may save you big later on.
2. Check Drains, Nozzles & Tubing
Look for leaks, drips and condensation. You don’t want mildew forming between now and when you turn the A/C back on.
3. Inspect Fan Blades
They should not show corrosion or excessive wear. If they’re looking bad, give that air conditioning technician a call to check them and apply a lubricant if needed.
4. Clean the Coils
Clear and dust, dirt or debris off. Cleanse them thoroughly – and gently – with warm water. Check for blockages and accumulations.
5. Clean the Surrounding Area
If your trees haven’t lost their leave, they probably will soon. Trim back any branches that will drop leaves into the outside unit. Clear any plants from around the air conditioner unit.
6. Check Cabinet Panels
Rooftop A/C panels should be inspected to make sure that they are firmly attached. Both the screws and gasket should be in place. With the A/C on, check for cool air. If cool air is escaping, call you HVAC maintenance contractor and have the problem inspected to save a larger repair later on.
Get Professional Maintenance for Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner has kept you cool for a long, hot summer. It’s time for it to get a rest. If you have any concerns about the condition of your air conditioner as you ready it for winter, call for air conditioning maintenance. Being safe can keep you from being sorry and save you money in the long run. Make sure that you shut down your air conditioner with some loving care and if you have any problems, call a registered air conditioning maintenance company. Click here to request a free maintenance quote and service call from ACE Home Services.