4 Steps to getting your Air Conditioner Ready for the Summer
It’s getting hot again in Vaughan this summer, and you want to start using your Lennox air conditioner. After not being in use for several months, it’s a good idea to check your air conditioner before switching it on to ensure that it’s in perfect working order. Here are some steps you should take before you do, to make sure your air conditioning system is running as efficiently as possible. Contact Constant Home Comfort in Vaughan to learn more about AC maintenance in Vaughan.
Clean or Replace the Filters
This is the easiest and often most important step. Clean or replace your air-handler filters whenever they begin to look clogged with dust. Airflow will be restricted if you don’t, reducing efficiency, and you will recirculate dust into your home. Call Constant Home Comfort in Vaughan to find out how you can maintain your air conditioning system, and if you find you need a new system, make sure to check out the offered energy efficient Lennox air conditioners, and make sure to take advantage of the amazing prices and rebates. Get comfortable with Lennox air conditioners before you make a purchase by checking out great reviews by everyday consumers of Lennox products.
Clean the AC Condenser Coils
Your condenser is the unit placed outside your house that looks like a big fan in a metal box. Debris often clogs the condenser coils of this unit, cutting off airflow. You can clean the coils from the outside using a soft brush, after removing the side panels, and you can use a coil cleaner to get rid of more stubborn debris. If you find your air conditioner is damaged by debris, call us and one of our Constant Home Comfort technicians in Vaughan will be sent to your home within 24 hours to help. If you find that even after replacing your filters and cleaning your condenser coils, your air conditioner isn’t as energy efficient as you would like, it’s time to take a look at the energy efficient Lennox ACs offered by Constant Home Comfort in Vaughan.
Check the Coolant Lines
The refrigerant tubes or pipes that run from the evaporator on the air handler to the condenser outside are typically covered with foam coolant line insulation to prevent them from losing energy. If you see areas where the insulation is frayed or missing, call a technician to schedule a maintenance visit. You should also consider upgrading your unit to a more energy efficient Lennox system; right now you can save big with incredible prices and huge rebates.
Test the AC System
Allow the unit to dry thoroughly and then turn the power to the condenser back on by doing the following: First, turn the thermostat in your home to OFF. Then turn on the power at both the disconnect box and at the main panel. Last, switch the thermostat to COOL. If you would rather leave the testing to the experts, call Constant Home Comfort in Vaughan and schedule a maintenance visit.