RE: Preparing Your System for the Cooling
Dear Website Customer:
Hot weather is just around the corner--as
our mid-February preview demonstrated! Just like winterizing your
HVAC system, common sense procedures are the guideline when planning
ahead for Summer. Here are a few tips to help ensure a more comfortable,
less costly cooling season.
- Be sure filters are clean and changed
- Clean condenser coils - frequent grass
cutting results in the need for frequent condenser coil washing
due to all those grass clippings that seem to settle very comfortably
in the coils. If the condensing unit sits on the ground, trim
brush and shrubbery around it to prevent airflow obstruction.
Also, road and building construction causes excessive dust to
stop up coils on the ground as well as roofs.
- Check operation of blower and fan sections.
Clean as required.
- Clean evaporator coils as required.
- Check refrigerant charge. Locate and repair
leaks as required.
- Check operating and safety controls.
- Cooling Towers - before filling with water,
thoroughly clean the basin of leaves and other debris. Perform
an operating check on motors, pumps and other parts.
The first key word here is clean.
All machinery, be it your car or your air conditioner, works better
when it is clean. You and I feel and think better when we are
fresh and clean.
The second, equally important key word is
regularly. We clean our homes and offices regularly.
We have our cars and trucks serviced regularly. Our air conditioning
systems deserve the same regular care and respect we give our
homes and offices and our cars and trucks. In return, they will
give us better, longer, and more efficient service.
Simply stated: a well thought out planned
maintenance program goes a long way toward ensuring year round
comfort and minimizing costly and inconvenient breakdowns. Many
of these simple tips can be performed by your in-house staff,
provided they are done properly and regularly.
If you have any questions, please call me
or Josh Kahn at (214)631-1010. Wed like to hear from you.
KAHN MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS
Ann R. Kahn