The rising temperatures of the South Texas summer heat can be hard to bear! It causes us to crank up the air conditioner in our homes. Is your air conditioning system in a reliable and working state?
Start by Checking the Filters
The first thing to inspect while checking your air conditioning system is to inspect the air filters. No matter if you are using a window, central or portable air conditioner, if you have a clog filter it can be damaging to the unit as well as the quality of air in your home. Using a clogged filter can expose you to dust and other airborne particles that contaminate the air you breathe. These particles and dust not only cause respiratory issues but force your compressor to work harder and less effective. Therefore checking and changing the filter on a regular basis, for the most part before the arrival of the South Texas heat will improve the efficiency of your air conditioner all together.
Are the Condenser Coils Clean?
A condenser unit is typically placed outdoors to give off the heat produced by the conditioner. Ideally, you should cover the condenser in the cold months with a tarp to avoid the accumulation of debris inside it. Otherwise, you will not be able to use the air conditioner without cleaning the condenser. The blades inside the condenser are responsible for moving the air across the radiator style-fins. These blades can get clogged due to the debris while obstructing the flow of air. This reduces the condenser’s efficiency. So make sure the coils of the condenser are clean and working properly.
Do You Have a Stable Temperature Setting
It is essential to understand how to use your air conditioner during extreme temperatures mainly in the summer. If your home has more humidity than heat, then lowering the temperature will not help instead it is going to put stress on your air conditioning unit. It’s recommended to set the temperature to about 73 degrees to remove humidity and sweltering from your home. Stabilizing the temperature will maximize the efficiency of your air conditioner.
Examine the Thermostat
If you turn off the thermostat and raise the temperature of your air conditioning system to around 80 degrees, check if your thermostat remains shut off or adjusts to the 80 degrees. If the temperature adjusts even with the thermostat off, your thermostat may be outdated. It is then time you should install a new programmable thermostat to save money and conserve energy.
Inspect Other Indoor Units
Indoor air conditioning units can get damaged over time if they are not taken care of. Before you switch on your indoor ac unit, be sure to examine it for any physical damage or wiring issues. Ensure that the circuit breaker of your system is in good working condition. Check the drain line attached to your air conditioner and clean it if it is clogged. Lastly, unblock all the air conditioning vents leading in all the rooms to provide even circulation of cool air throughout each room in your home.
Keep Cool this Summer
Be prepared to enjoy the Atlas cool temperature in your home during the hot summer days by keeping your air conditioner in a good state. Hire the Atlas Cool Patrol, the professional HVAC service providers , to maintain your regular system maintenance. Call our main office at (956) 758-3669 to schedule an appointment today.