The summer is here and it’s hot outside. You already have a fully functioning air-conditioning unit, you’re ready to make the switch from heat to cool, but have forgotten a few basics that will ensure your unit doesn’t break down when temperatures soar, especially in Davenport, Iowa.
Understanding how your system works will help you prepare it for the hot summer months. Homes or garages often have a large metal box attached to the outer wall, which is the condenser. This will usually house the Freon, which takes a thermal reading of the refrigerant. The Freon pressurizes the gas from the home, cools it and blows it back inside.
You can keep this system in top shape by:
Checking the filters to ensure they are clean. This allows a smooth flow of air into the home.
Making sure there is no water damage. Condensation can cause lots of moisture in the pan beneath the unit. Call an engineer for advice.
Keep it clear; make sure the area around the outer unit is free from obstructions. There needs to be a clear space to allow for proper air flow. Inside the home make sure that the areas around the vents are also clear. Make sure to clean the ducts to prevent mold build-up.
It’s worth keeping up these maintenance practices throughout the summer