Spring cleaning your air conditioning system

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The time for hibernating is almost over as winter comes to a close. Spring is a season of awakening and change, with flowers starting to bloom, grass growing and double figures appearing more regularly on the weather report. The season is also a great time to put a little focus and attention on your air conditioning system to get it ready for the summer and here we give you some simple tips to follow.

Change the filter

This is a simple but important part of good air conditioning maintenance. Changing the filter will ensure it is working more efficiently, as once it is clogged up the system needs to work harder to pull in and distribute air. If you have pets, it’s a good idea to change these monthly – try to replace it on a day you remember each month and set a recurring reminder on your phone so you don’t forget.

Clean up the condensate drain

You AC’s drain pan could overflow if your condensate drainpipe becomes clogged – which will lead to water leaking into your home. Dirt, algae and other forms of debris can clog up drain lines and these need to be removed to avoid any problems. It’s a task that needs a simple 50/50 mix of bleach and water added to the access point. You can also buy commercial products that are specifically designed to do the job.

Inspect the duct work

Sagging or ripped duct work can also affect the system’s efficiency levels. If you notice any leaks, have them repaired, otherwise the system will struggle to keep your property cool during the summer.

Check the refrigerant levels

Refrigerant levels need to be at just the right level to keep the system working properly. Adjust where needed and also check the refrigerant insulation and replace or repair any problems you find here.

Book an air conditioning check up

Of course, not everyone is comfortable carrying out repairs and maintenance on air conditioning systems. And even if you are, because you are not an expert in this area, there is a good chance you could miss something important. Using a professional and experienced air conditioning company to carry out maintenance checks will help you get the most out of your system and increase its lifespan, saving you more money in the long run.

Get a free quote and survey

If you want to need air conditioning maintenance this spring, get in touch with AAC today to arrange a free quote and survey at a time that suits you. Email info@aac.uk.net or call 01707 32 55 66 .
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