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AC Summer Safety Tips

AC check up

The most significant part of your air conditioner is located outside of your home, exposed to the elements. While it's made to withstand the wrath of Mother Nature, there are a few different precautions that you should take any time you are dealing with any electrical appliance located outside to keep it safely running.

Annual Inspection

It's the best way to ensure that your AC is operating safely. Here are a few of the things that we'll be looking at during our inspection.

  • The exterior of the unit will be inspected for damage.
  • The evaporator and condensing unit will be thoroughly cleaned.
  • Refrigerant levels will be checked.
  • The various blower components will be cleaned and adjusted.
  • Lubrication will be applied to the internal components.
  • The calibration of your home's thermostat will also be checked.

Change Your Air Filter

It's a good idea to change or clean the filters every 30 to 60 days. Not only are they keeping dust and pollutants out of your air conditioner, but they are also filtering out allergens that could be harmful to your health.

Tips For the DIYers

  • Always read the owner's manual before attempting any maintenance on your own.
  • Make sure the power is off before taking out the first screw.
  • If you're not 100% confident in your abilities, it's always best to get a professional involved.

Remember Ongoing Maintenance

You know how your AC sounds when it's running normally. If you hear any strange noises, see any water leaks, or something, doesn't seem right, the quicker you have it looked at, the easier it will be to fix.

At Tri-City Heating and Cooling, we understand the importance of keeping your AC running all summer safely, and we've been keeping the residents around Milford cool and comfortable since 1963. Give us a call today.