If you ever rented a home or apartment, you’ll remember those monthly notices about checking the air filters. Some complexes check more frequently than others, but this is an important part of keeping your HVAC unit running efficiently all summer long. We all enjoy that cool feeling of walking into our homes after a day in the sun. In order to ensure this feeling lasts, even on the hottest days of summer, there are a few things you can do for the air conditioning system in your Atlanta, GA home or business.
First, if you haven’t already, consider investing in a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can be set at a higher temperature during the day but it can lower at a certain time to be cool by the time you get home. Also, they can help reduce energy bills because they keep the unit from running during the day. To maximize your energy efficiency, you can also schedule a home or business examination to determine if any of your windows or seals leak. These leaks decrease your energy efficiency and increase your energy bills. Trained technicians from Fulton can help determine the efficiency of your home or office, and recommend a plan to maximize that efficiency.
There are also checks you can perform before turning your air conditioning unit on. Try to examine these items at least 1-2 months before summer begins. As time passes and summer gets hotter, technicians often receive urgent calls from customers needing immediate assistance because their units are not working. Checking early can detect problems and ensure their resolution before things really heat up.
Before turning your unit on, be sure it’s clear of debris. This includes inside and around the unit—about a 2 foot radius. You can use a basic garden hose to remove debris from inside the unit. We do not recommend harsh chemicals because they could cause damage to the unit. You should also check the air filter. This should be done at least once a month. Various filters are available, and some even help reduce allergens. If the filter becomes clogged with particulates, it can reduce the airflow and cause the cooling coils to freeze, which can cause significant damage to the unit.
Once the air conditioning unit has been checked, turn it on. Be sure to set the temperature to about 78°. We don’t want to exhaust the unit in case of problems. Next, check all air vents. Be sure they’re clear of debris and air flows freely. Also, check for signs of mold or mildew such as smells. If you think mold may be a problem, be sure to contact an HVAC technician from Fulton. Their technicians can help evaluate and remedy the situation.
For more information on preparing your HVAC unit for summer, contact a qualified HVAC technician from Fulton. They would be happy to assist you with evaluating your unit and performing any required maintenance. Fulton Plumbing is committed to providing you superior plumbing expertise, options and customer service. For testimonials, money saving tips and coupons,visit us on the web or call one of our friendly representatives today. At Fulton Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioningour number one goal is to provide friendly, top quality work 100% of the time, any time day or night.