When the summer arrives and the temperatures start to rise, you will be relying on your building's air conditioner to do its job and keep the inside cool. However, don't wait until you have triple-digit heat to discover the HVAC unit is having issues. Here are some tips for getting it ready and maintained before summer gets here.
Replace Your Filters
Whether you have reusable or disposable air filters in the HVAC unit, now is a good time to replace them with new ones. You might clean out your filters during other times of the year, but you need fresh and clean ones for the summer season. If you use an old or dingy filter, it might be clogged with debris, which reduces how well the air conditioner functions. This could also cause debris and allergens to be released into the different areas of your building, causing illness among employees and customers or clients. It is best to replace them now, which is inexpensive and easy to do yourself.
Clean the Exterior Unit
Keeping up with cleaning and maintenance of the air conditioning unit is crucial if you want it to work properly during the summer. Since you will be using
Clean the Coils and Fins
With the air conditioning unit still open, you should also clean the condenser coils and fins. Both of these parts help to keep your air conditioner running smoothly. After removing debris, use a scrub brush to gently remove dirt and buildup on the coils. A microfiber towel can be used to wipe away any remaining dirt or debris. Repeat the process for the fins, but be careful not to bend them. You can use a fin comb to straighten them out if needed. Pay attention to any issues within the unit, such as missing fins or if the coils look worn. You might need to have part of the unit replaced.
Look For Warning Signs of Needing Repairs
It is best to get repairs done before summer begins, so pay close attention to warning signs the unit might be giving you. Turn on the air conditioner when you