Air conditioning units, like any appliances, must have regular maintenance performed on them in order to keep them running. Regular maintenance is especially helpful when using air conditioning Tampa FL. Due to the heat in Florida and the demand it places on the AC unit itself, maintenance can keep the machine running longer. There are certain things that you can do at home that do not require a technician. It is still recommended to have the unit service at least once a year to prevent future problems.
- Change the filter once a month. Your filter will be located inside the house either under or in front of the furnace. Check the furnace manual to determine where the filter should be placed as well as what size filter you need. When the filter becomes clogged, it makes the unit work harder, which means the compressor could burn out way sooner than expected.
- Clean the condenser regularly. The condenser is located on the exterior of the house. It must be cleaned with commercial coil cleaner. Also make sure to clean any leaves, grass, and weeds from around the outside of it.
- Clean the evaporator at least once a year. The evaporator is located inside the house above the furnace, called the plenum. If the plenum has tape on the outside, it can easily be cleaned. Remove the tape and insulation, and then remove the access plate. Use a stiff brush to clean the evaporator, and then pour bleach into the drain pan and weep hole to kill any mold or mildew.
- Have a technician service and charge the Freon yearly. Doing so will ensure the AC unit will last many years.
If you need additional help or have any questions about regular maintenance on air conditioning in Tampa Florida, please contact JDK Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.