Another New England winter is coming to an end. We are all anxious to put away the winter apparel and break out the shorts and tee shirts. As the temperature rises and the days get longer we will all start eyeing that Air Conditioning setting on the thermostat. We all want the peace of mind that when we set it we will feel the sweet relief of cool air. Unfortunately, for some, all it will bring is disappointment, when the system fails to work. They are then left not only uncomfortable but frustrated with the seemingly daunting task of getting it repaired. This is an all too common situation many people find themselves in each summer. While some problems that arise are unavoidable, most can be solved by getting regular tune ups of their home’s cooling system.
What are some steps you can take to insure your system stays up and running?
*Please note that before you attempt any repairs to your AC unit turn off the power to prevent possible injury.*
Keep your AC coils clean: Dust, dirt, and debris can build up on your unit’s coils. This can reduce your systems efficiency and effectiveness while putting undue stress on the whole system. By simply cleaning it with a light spray from your garden hose you can help keep your system running strong all summer. Depending on your situation, a professional cleaning may be required.
Change your AC Filter: All the air that circulates through your air conditioning system passes through an air filter. These filters extract dirt, dust, pollen as well as other allergens and contaminates in the air. Over time these particles build up in the filter. This causes the system to work harder to push the air through the dirty filter. Given enough time it can completely clog. By simply replacing or cleaning your filter can vastly improve the air quality and system efficiency in your home.
Let the professionals at Fawcett Energy give your system a full tune up: Fawcett Energy has many technicians skilled in repairing and tuning of air conditioning systems. What can you expect with a Fawcett tune up?
- Test for leaks
- Check the refrigerant charge
- Check oil charge
- Check water valve
- Check/Purge water drain
- Check and lubricate motors
- Check belts and tension
- Clean evaporator
- Clean condenser
- Straighten fins
- Check voltage & wattage
- Check Circulation Fans