May 01 , 2017

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Temperatures are heating up and the last thing you want is to flip the switch on your air conditioning and get hot air. Here are some tips for prepping your unit for summer.

Clean or replace your air filers – Over the winter your air filters get clogged with dust and restrict air flow which in turn will reduce efficiency and cause dust particles to be recirculated into your home.

Clean the condenser coils – the coils look like a large fan that is protected by a condenser cover to prevent debris. If you don’t have a cover, leaves and dirt get in the coils and clogs the coils. You will need to remove the side or protective grill and with a refrigerator coil brush or soft vacuum brush, gently clean the coils being careful not to bend or damage the coils.

Check coolant lines – these lines are typically covered with a foam coolant line of insulation to prevent them from losing energy. If you see areas where the insulation is thin or missing, replace it.

Test your unit – turn the thermostat in your home of the off position, then turn on the unit.

If you need help with any of the above, contact Family Air to help troubleshoot and make repairs if needed.

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