After the brutal winter we had, spring is finally here! People are starting to fire up their air conditioners. Not so fast! Using your air conditioner for the first time is not as simple as flicking the “On” button. Below are some things you should do before you put your air conditioner on.
- Inspect your outdoor condenser. Remember to take off the cover before turning the unit on.
- Make sure you remove any debris from the condenser. Use a hose to spray any debris off the coils.
- Be sure to change the filter inside your home’s central air system. After all, a clogged or dirty filter decreases the unit’s efficiency. That’s why it is important that you change your air filter at least once a month during the summer.
- Once you’ve completed the steps above, it’s time to put it on. Set your thermostat to “Cool” and the fan to the “Auto” setting.
If you hear any strange noises or smell an odor after turning the air conditioner on, something is awry. Don’t sweat it. Just turn to the NATE certified technicians at Air Treatment Company. Our emergency air conditioning repair service gets your air conditioning system working like new in no time. Call (703) 270-0881 today to make an appointment that’s convenient for you.