It’s that time of year again. Spring is in full bloom, the sun is out, and the temperature is slowly rising. In just a few weeks we will be turning our air conditioners on and a few weeks after that they will be hard at work all day and night to keep our homes comfortable.
Before your AC starts to run full-time there are a few things you can do to reduce any issues you might have during peak season.
First, make sure your filters are clean, replace if necessary. Airflow is the lifeblood of your system and how efficiently it operates. If the filters get dirty the airflow through the system goes down dramatically. This can cause your coils to freeze up, your compressor to work harder, and ultimately cause a breakdown.
One of the brands of filter we recommend are Filtrete, you can check them out here.
Second, clean your condenser and remove any debris that might block airflow. If you would like more information on how your condenser works read our post here. In the meantime, make sure there is no debris or other backyard items pushed up too close to the condenser that might block airflow through the coils. Once the debris is cleared away take a hose to the coils to clean off any dirt, hair, lint, or leaves. One big concern are cottonwood trees. In the Spring when these trees send out their seeds the cotton seed creates a blanket on the condenser and restricts airflow. Clean this off so your air conditioner can operate ore efficiently.
After that, if you are still concerned about summer break downs give us a call and we can do a more thorough preparation for your AC.
How We Can Help
Here’s what we will do…
First we do a complete system check, measure and draw for all motors, make sure the components of the system function as designed, clean your blower motor in place, clean your evaporator coil in place, check your condensate drain lines and clean them out if necessary, check that all your ducts are sealed so you don’t lose air, check the temperature different across the evaporator coil, check the level of your refrigerant, and on and on.
If we find any issues we will let you know, better to resolve them early than to wait for a break down in peak operating season.
A full system check like ours can give you great peace-of-mind and the assurance that your system is ready for the summer season.
Choose Prestige Air to Keep Your HVAC Running Optimally
If you experience problems with your heating and cooling call Prestige Air. Our expert service professionals have the training and experience to keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape all year long. Call (817) 200-7215 to make sure your heating and cooling are ready for the season!
Prestige Air proudly serves Northeast Tarrant County and the Fort Worth, Texas area including Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, Westlake, Trophy Club, Keller, Watauga, Haltom City, and North Richland Hills.
We look forward to serving you and your household!