4 Summer AC Maintenance Tips
How excited are you that summer is finally here? It seems like winter will never end, but summer is now here to stay, and together with it, extremely high temperatures and hot and humid weather that you can’t find any relief from. You can finally put away your boots and heavy jackets and enjoy the warm weather.
As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start thinking about how to stay cool. That means more than just putting on shorts and sandals and finding as much bodily ventilation as possible. This means that your customers should think about how their air conditioner will be running non-stop to combat the heat day in-day out until fall comes creeping in.
This is why it’s important for your customers to get their air conditioners serviced and allow it the capacity to offset all the sweltering summer heat. This is how they can find and fix any problems before they become a big issue. This is the only way to ensure that cool air is at their fingertips when they need it and not nowhere to be found due to a faulty AC.
How Should My Customers Maintain Their AC?
However, your customers need to know the basics of air conditioner maintenance before they can actually start tinkering with their units and attempting to adequately prepare them for the summer heat. The first thing you need to do is tell them that there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to basic maintenance and that they can attempt some actions on their own.
Also, be sure to emphasize that you’re always there for them and that you’re willing to help them properly maintain their system to avoid any sneaky malfunctions from occurring and preventing them from experiencing all the benefits an AC has to offer.
Cleaning The Unit
First, your customers need to thoroughly clean their unit, both the interior and the exterior portions of it. It’s easy for dirt, dust, debris, and even small pests to find their way into the unit and drastically affect its efficiency and operational capacity. They should begin by taking care of their outside unit before moving on to inspecting and cleaning their system’s interior components.
Combing The Fins
The fins on the exterior of your customer’s air conditioning unit are one of the components that facilitate the distribution of hot air away. However, over time and many years of use, the fins can bend, interfering with their basic function. Advise your customers that they can easily use a fin comb to return the fins to their normal state and allow for easy and unobstructed airflow throughout their system.
Inspecting The AC Pad
The exterior units in central air conditioning systems are usually placed on concrete pads to ensure they’re level. Otherwise, they’d experience hampered operations. Over time, the pads tend to sink and your customers should inspect them. If the pad has sunk but there’s no visible strain on the cables and tubes, everything’s fine. However, if the situation is different, they should immediately contact you to resolve the problem.
Replacing The Air Filter
Although it does sound a bit too difficult for your customers to do, it actually isn’t. All they have to do is open the interior unit in their home, check the state of their filter, and see if it’s dirty enough to warrant a replacement. If it is, all they have to do is take it out and put in a new one. AC manufacturers usually make it easy to replace a filter, but make sure to be there for your clients in case they’re not as savvy with the air conditioner as you might think.