If you have a window AC unit that you have not used since last summer, you are going to want to spend a little time taking care of your unit before you turn it on for the first time this spring.
Change Out The Air Filter
If you didn't change out the air filter at the end of last summer, you need to change out the air filter before you turn on your unit this spring. It is a good idea to replace the air filter in your window air conditioning unit at least once a year.
The air filter helps remove dirt and particles from the air, which makes the air cleaner as it passes through your unit. Clean air also stresses out your air conditioning system less and helps ensure the longevity of your air conditioning unit.
Additionally, when your air filter is dirty, it can cause your air conditioner to run longer and louder. So, if you want to cut down on how long your unit runs and how loud it is when it runs, changing out the air filter is a smart move.
Clean the Exterior
Next, you want to make sure that the exterior of your unit is clean, especially if you didn't take it out of your window this past winter.
Use a damp cloth to wipe down all the sides, top, and bottom of your unit. When you get to the air vents, be very careful. The fins on the air vents can easily bend and get damaged if you are rough with them, so be gentle when you clean this exterior component of your window ac unit.
Check the Condenser Drain
Then, you need to check the condenser drain and make sure that it is not clogged or blocked. If something is blocking it, remove whatever is blocking it.
Trim Back Bushes
You want to make sure that your air conditioning unit has room to breath and operate. You don't want bushes or trees pressing up against the unit. Trim and prune any trees or bushes that are near your window air conditioning unit to ensure that they don't come in contact with your unit or prevent the free flow of air around your unit.
Finally, have an HVAC technician come and inspect your window air conditioning unit before you need to use it. Just like a built-in air conditioning unit, window air conditioning units can use a little attention from a professional from time to time. For more information, contact your local air conditioning repair service.Share
8 April 2018
I know it can be difficult to make yourself think about getting your furnace running when the skies are sunny and the temperatures are hovering around 90, but it is the best time for you to think about your heating system. Getting ahead of the winter preparation game will help to save on the cost of the repairs because the need for furnace maintenance is usually at a low during the fall season. This blog will show you what you can do to prepare your furnace for winter and when you should hire a professional HVAC technician to take care of it for you.