With summer firmly on the way, thoughts turn to making sure that your air conditioning is in A1 condition before the end of spring arrives – you really don’t want to get to summer and find that your AC isn’t working as it should.
We always advise that you run the system occasionally over winter and spring, this enables you to make sure that it is actually working as it should and also means that the system is circulating the gases which quite often contain lubricants and additives that help maintain the system. It is also allows plenty of time in case a repair is needed.
Changing the filters in your system helps to ensure efficiency and that there will be no debris circulating. Added detritus within your system can actually cause some pretty big problems, even if it looks almost microscopic. A good maintenance schedule will mean that filters are generally replaced anyway, but they are always worth checking.
Depending on where your unit is located (outdoors for example), could mean an extra bit of work before getting the system running again – make sure that the unit is thoroughly cleaned of any debris (leaves, twigs, small animals etc) before use. Give the system a thorough inspection and make sure that there aren’t any major & visible problems, call out a professional if something seems wrong.
Having a professional look at the system before running it up is always sensible, they can advise you as to what should or shouldn’t be done to run the system. They can also ensure that the system is working at peak efficiency, meaning your bills will be the lowest they can be.
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