Three Maintenance Tasks That Will Make Your AC Unit Heatwave Resistant


With the heat of summer, you will want to have your AC working at its best. This means that maintenance is necessary if you do not want to go without cooling during the hottest days of the year. There are some things that you can do to ensure your AC is more resilient during a heatwave and to keep repairs to a minimum. If you want to avoid problems with your AC this summer, here are some of the improvements that you may want to consider.

1. Cleaning the Coil and Outdoor Unit of Your AC

When the weather outside starts to heat up, this can be a problem for the AC unit and coil. The air conditioner runs a lot more, which means that it is more likely to build up condensation. When this happens, humidity can cause the coil to freeze, which can lead to many different AC problems, such as the system not cooling and the compressor freezing. To prevent this, make sure that the outside unit is clean. In addition, you may want to contact an HVAC technician and have them check the system and clean the coil for you.

2. Using a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can be a great way to reduce energy consumption with your AC. This kind of thermostat can allow you to program your AC to come on only when it is needed. This can also help reduce wear by preventing the system from being on constantly. In addition, you may want to consider setting the temperature a couple of degrees warmer during hotter days to prevent extra stress from your AC constantly working to keep your home cool during the summer months.

3. Changing or Cleaning the Air Filters More Often During a Heatwave 

Changing your AC filter is something that you may want to consider doing more often during a heatwave. If changing the filter is something you do maybe once a month, you may want to check it every week and change it biweekly to ensure that it is not collecting extra dust and hampering the performance of your cooling system. In addition, if you have dust built up in ducts, you may want to consider having the system cleaned before the weather gets too hot.

These are some maintenance tips that can help ensure your air conditioning makes it through another hot summer without any problems. If you need help with maintenance or HVAC repairs, contact an HVAC contractor to ensure your cooling is working in the debt of summer heat. You can also visit sites such as to research HVAC contractors near you. 


22 July 2016

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