Replace the air filter – A clogged air filter blocks airflow, which causes your A/C to waste energy as it goes about its cooling duties. Replace your air filter early in the season and check it every 30 days when your air conditioner is in daily use.
Clear your outdoor condenser – Birds, insects and other creatures can make a home inside of the condensing unit; remove their nests before you power up your A/C. It’s also important to keep condenser coils clean and clear so they can dissipate heat: use a garden hose to push out yard and other debris, taking care not to bend over the delicate aluminum fins.
Clean vents and check ductwork – Clean vent registers with soapy water to remove dust, then clear away vent obstructions such as rugs, curtains, furniture, and other items. If you detect a lingering, stale smell coming from your vents, consider having the ductwork professionally cleaned and sealed.
Run your cooling system– On a warm day, start up the air conditioner to make sure it powers on and off properly. If it doesn’t,
Make sure your thermostat is set for the “air conditioner” or “cool” setting
Make sure that your thermostat is set to at least 5 degrees below the current room temperature
Check circuit breakers to make sure they have not been tripped
Make sure all power switches affecting the unit are in the on position
Warmer days and nights are coming to Connecticut – make sure your air conditioner is ready for the challenge. Contact Jennings Oil & Propane today to schedule air conditioning service in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties, CT!