The warm summer weather is in full swing in North Carolina, and that means checking to make sure your Ocean Isle air conditioning is in good working order. None of us want to experience an inefficient air conditioner that costs money but doesn’t deliver—or worse, a breakdown that requires air conditioning maintenance in your home or office on a 90+ degree day!
Tips for Keeping Your Ocean Isle Air Conditioning System Running Efficiently:
• Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using a pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution.
• Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
• Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.
• Discuss heating or cooling system malfunctions with A+ Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical to isolate or verify that repairs corrected malfunctions.
• Repair or service heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to improve efficiency, such as by changing filters, cleaning ducts, or refilling non-toxic refrigerants.
Keep the Outside Unit Clean
Your Ocean Isle air conditioning unit exists in two places: indoors and outdoors. Since the outside component is exposed to the elements, you must check it as often as you can. Regular cleaning often prevents dirt, debris and other obstructions from building up to help your AC unit work as efficiently as possible.
Cleaning the exterior parts can be as easy as using a wet rag. However, if particles seem to be stuck on tight, consider using a portable air compressor. Spray air around the unit and on the fins, making sure they are completely clean. Using a water hose is also okay. After all, most outside units are exposed to rain. Just make sure not to use too much pressure when washing. A regular water hose works fine. We don’t recommend using a pressure washer!
Clean the Condenser Coil
Keeping the condenser coil clean is important because if it gets too dirty, your unit may overheat and work inefficiently. If you’re not sure where this coil is located or don’t know how to access it, contact the professionals certified in air conditioning repair at A+ Heating, Cooling and Electrical.
Our pros will locate the coil and clean it using specialized tools. We will also inspect other integral components to make sure they’re in good condition. If any fins get bent while cleaning this coil, our professionals can use an alignment comb. This keeps the fins straight so your unit can work as efficiently as possible.
Inspect the Refrigerant
Even though the coolants inside your unit are supposed to last a lifetime, issues may spring up. For example, there could be a leak that drains the coolant below the recommended levels. Also, contaminants can find their way into the system to compromise the effectiveness of your system’s coolant.
Therefore, regular servicing of your Ocean Isle air conditioning system by professionals is vital. We’ll check the refrigerant levels and fill them as needed. We have received special training to handle these coolants and refrigerants, so, it’s best to always leave this task up to the pros. We can also use leak detectors to make sure there are no weak points that will end up costing you even more money.
Your AC unit won’t last forever. However, a little maintenance now goes a long way in keeping your unit working efficiently and safely for as long as possible. Consult with our professionals before you need repairs. Preventive maintenance is your best investment.
Call A+ Heating, Cooling & Electrical in Ocean Isle NC today at 910-754-2200, or fill out our short form and someone will contact you as quickly as possible to answer any questions you may have about your Ocean Isle air conditioning system.