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Prepare Your AC for a New England Summer

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Summer in New England is a special time, with the warm weather and the beautiful foliage. But with the summer comes the heat, and your air conditioner needs to be ready. As you know, it can be a lifesaver. If you want to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer, here are a few quick tips.

Check the Air Filter

The air filter is one of the most important components of your air conditioner. It traps dust, dirt, and other particles from the air, but a dirty air filter can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner. It’s important to check the air filter regularly and replace it every 3 to 6 months, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Clean the Condenser Coils

The condenser coils are responsible for removing heat from the air. If the coils are dirty or broken, your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool the air, which can lead to higher energy bills. To clean the coils, turn off the power to the unit, and then use a brush or vacuum to remove any dirt and debris from the coils. Be careful and make sure you take great caution when cleaning or attempting to maintain the unit.

Clean the Drain Line

The drain line is responsible for carrying away any condensation from the air conditioner. If the drain line is clogged, the condensation will build up and could cause water damage. It's possible for you to clean the drain line, but we recommend that you do it only if you know what you're doing.

Check & Replace the Refrigerant

The refrigerant is responsible for cooling the air. If the refrigerant is low, your air conditioner will not be able to cool the air effectively. To check the refrigerant level, contact a professional. If the refrigerant is low, they can refill it or replace it with a new refrigerant. It's important to look for leaks.

Check the Thermostat

The thermostat controls the temperature of your air conditioner. If the thermostat is not working properly, your air conditioner may not be able to cool the air efficiently. To check the thermostat, turn the air conditioner on and off, and make sure the temperature is set correctly. If you have a faulty thermostat, it's important to get that replaced.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your air conditioner running smoothly. A professional can check for any potential problems and make sure your air conditioner is running efficiently.

At A. Fagundes Plumbing & Heating, we offer a range of air conditioning services, from maintenance to repair. We can help you make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer, so you can stay cool and comfortable.

Contact us today to learn more about our services.