How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer Heat

Air conditionerThe first hot day of summer is just around the corner! The last thing you need is to switch your unit over to central air and find that your air conditioner doesn’t work.

Over the cooler months of winter your air conditioner sits idle and collects debris, such as leaves, and some general maintenance is needed to keep it running smoothly. If this maintenance isn’t done before the dog days of summer arrive, you may find yourself sitting in the hot air waiting for an HVAC specialist to arrive. Now is the time to take a good look at your AC system and make sure that it is in good working order.

Two Main Components Of An Air Conditioner

Your central air system contains a condenser (the pump that is located outside of your home) and an evaporator unit which can be found on the air handler. These two components work together to extract the heat from your home using refrigeration technology. The air handler will move the chilled air through the ductwork of your home and into the various rooms.

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