Last week, we talked about plumbing checks to add to the spring cleaning list for your Reading, PA home. Well, this week, let’s talk about air conditioner checks to add to your list. These checks will help keep your air conditioner system running all summer long. No one wants to get stuck in the middle of summer without air conditioning—especially if a technician can’t reach you right away. If you have an emergency, the experienced technicians at The Plumbing Works would be happy to assist you and get your system running as quickly as possible. However, there are some preventative steps you can take to reduce the risk of a summer emergency.
First, you should check your air filter. This important task should happen monthly to maximize airflow and ensure your unit keeps running. You can also purchase air filters that collect allergens in the air and prevent them from entering your home. Next, you should check the external unit to make sure it is clear of any debris. You should check inside and around the unit and clear about a 2 foot radius. This will help keep the unit from getting clogged by leaves, twigs, or trash. In the same manner, you should check the vents within your home. You should check to make sure they are also free from debris like toys, trash, or other things that could restrict airflow. Make sure the air is flowing freely from the vents when the air conditioning unit is turned on. If for some reason, you feel no air coming through the vents, schedule an appointment with a qualified technician like one from The Plumbing Works. You should also watch for signs of mold or mildew, including smells. If you detect anything of this nature, be sure to contact a qualified technician right away.
All of these precautions can help make sure your air conditioning unit runs efficiently and keeps your house cool all summer long. You can also have one of the qualified technicians from The Plumbing works come inspect your unit and your home to verify your home’s energy efficiency level. They may recommend installing ceiling fans or a programmable thermostat to reduce your energy bills. They can also determine any other needs your unit or home may have to help reduce the cost of cooling your home. If you have any questions, problems, or concerns, feel free to contact any one of the technicians at The Plumbing Works for more information.