There is something that is very nice about walking into a nice cool house on a hot summer day. Your air conditioning system is the only way that this is even possible. Air conditioning is not only a nice comfort, but in many ways it is a health risk not to have air conditioning. If you are not cooled off, then you will have to deal with sweating and remembering to drink enough fluids. Simply put, a day without air conditioning will be miserable, and it will also be dangerous for your health. There are a few things that you can do that will help you have a problem-free summer in regards to your air conditioning. Here are a few different things that you can do to help maintain your air conditioning system through the entire summer.
One of the most overlooked aspects of an air conditioning system is the air compressor on the outside of the house. The air compressor is responsible for getting the air inside your house, and it also starts the cooling process. You want to ensure that there are not weeds, grass, or shrubs that are encroaching on the compressor. These can block the airflow of the compressor, so cut all this greenery back. You also should ensure that the compressor is completely level to allow the coolant to flow through the cooling coils without a problem.
One of the easiest ways that you can maintain your air conditioning system is by keeping the filters clean. You do not want any dust or other debris to enter your air conditioning system, because that dust can clog up all the moving parts and can cause the system to malfunction. With a simple screwdriver, you should be able change out your air filters. Check the filters regularly during the summer to ensure the filter is still clean.
You want your air ducts to be as clean as possible, but over a long period of time, debris can settle in the ducts and block them. This is obviously not good for the room that is blocked, but the blockage can also cause a lot of stain and extra stress on the air conditioning system. Any extra stress makes it more likely that the system could fail. You should vacuum your air ducts once a year, and have a professional clean out the air ducts for you on an every other year basis.
Contact your local HVAC repair service for additional advice.