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Want to Keep Your Central Air Conditioner Working Optimally?

Apr 1, 2024 | heating and cooling

air conditioning

air conditioningAccording to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling bills make up the bulk of the utility bills for  many homeowners. Many homeowners, especially those located in warmer locations, always use their central air conditioning unit. It has become a necessity to make them feel comfortable even though they know it’ll increase their energy bill significantly.

Are you wondering how you can improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system? Do you want to know how to get the most out of this home appliance? Here are some tips to help make sure that your air conditioning system is running as smoothly as possible especially during the hot summer days.

Change The Air Filter

The central air conditioner in Knoxville, TN filter is located in the air handling unit. The cool air passes through the air filters, which traps particles before they go through the ducts and into your living spaces. Over time, the pores will accumulate in the air filters, making it dirty and clogged. As a result, air cannot flow properly into your home, thus making your house feel uncomfortable. A clogged air filter causes the air conditioning unit to work harder as it tries to dehumidify and cool the air. Make sure to check the air filter every month and replace it as necessary.

Clean the Condensate Drain

HVAC maintenanceOne of the primary functions of your air conditioning system in Knoxville TN is to set the temperature of your home to an optimum level. It also helps in dehumidifying your house. The chemical refrigerant of your air conditioning unit will cool the warm air in your house and cause the moisture in the air to condense. If you find any kind of concerns, call an air conditioning contractor.

After that, the algea and mold will accumulate in the condensate drain. The water will then back up into the indoor part of your AC system as the dirt clogs up the pipe. Sometimes, a total air conditioning failure is inevitable especially because water damage is too costly to fix. So, here’s what you need to do. Take out the PVC condensate line every month and after that, pour 10% bleach solution. Use a thin and soft bristled brush to get rid of the dirt. Rise the pipe with water before reattaching the PVC condensate line. If you can’t seem to figure out how to take everything apart or put it all back, call J.C.’s Heating and Air.

Get Rid of the Debris Around the AC

Make sure that the area, usually 3 feet, surrounding your air cooling system is clean and clear of any debris. This perimeter will facilitates airflow and allows heat dissipation. Make sure that the flowers, shrubs, weeds, and tree branches are removed especially during the growing season. The grass must be trimmed and kept away from your AC’s outdoor unit.

Keep your boxes, bins, and furniture at least three feet away from your indoor unit. Don’t place furniture or other similar items in front of the intake and distribution vents. You must not block the vents so that you don’t reduce the efficiency and air flow of your air conditioning unit.

Call J.C.’s Heating and Air if you are looking for a reliable air conditioning contractor who can help you with the installation, repair, or maintenance of your air conditioning unit.

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J.C.’s Heating and Air
3110 Henson Rd Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37921

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Knoxville, TN 37921

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