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To safeguard against the coming heat is a fully functioning air-conditioning system. There are a few steps you will want to check before moving that switch on your thermostat from heat to cold.

It is helpful to understand how your whole system works. A central air system has three main sections: condenser, blower and your home’s ductwork.

Behind your home or garage and sometimes hidden is that large box-like metal unit. This is the condenser. It's designed to regulate the thermal reading of the refrigerant, which is usually Freon. This refrigerant goes back and forth from the outside unit to the house. The condenser pressurizes the Freon gas as it comes from the house and transforms it into a high-temperature liquid. In this new state it rushes back to house where the blower unit takes over

 

As the transformed gas enters the blower unit, it's changed back into a gas and becomes much colder. This climatically-changed gas is then pushed through a coil located in your ductwork. As air blows over the coil, it cools before it re-enters the house. The air drawn by your blower ductwork comes through return air vents in your home. As Freon finishes its work, it migrates back to the condenser where this cycle is repeated

Leave the more sensitive parts of your system like refrigerant conduits to the heating and air professionals. However, there are some easy things you can do to keep your system healthy while waiting for summer to arrive

 

Check Your Filters

Located right at the blower unit and commonly situated where the return duct meets the condenser unit, should be your filter. Since airflow is an essential part of your air conditioning system, keeping a clean filter for highest level of airflow is essential. If your filter becomes clogged it is difficult for enough air to pass over the system and it is not uncommon in these situations for ice to build up on the coil and cause your unit to seize up.

Inspect for Any Water Damage

As warm air passes over the cooling coil, condensation occurs. Beads of moisture develop. In an air conditioning system this moisture can be streamed to a gravity-fed drain or a pan located beneath the unit.  Some of these pans have a pump system which pushes the water through a pipe and into a drain when the water in the pan reaches a certain level.

Test to insure they are working or you might suffer some water damage. If there is any water damage to your A/C unit contact a professional for advice.

Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clear of Obstruction

If the outside condenser is going to work correctly, there needs to be enough space around the unit for proper airflow. Give it at least two feet of unobstructed space.

Plant growth or other debris can clog your unit and cause it to run less effectively.

Maintain Your Ductwork

• Make sure there are no obstructions in or around the air vents in the home.

• Check for mold. Due to condensation air ducts can accumulate moisture. This in turn, can create mold. This is a great time to consider a precision clean and tuneClean ductwork will keep your system running efficiently. 

• Adjust ductwork dampers to redirect the air to the second floor. On a side note zoning systems reduce the need to adjust ductwork dampers

 

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Air Conditioning Service

 

To safeguard against the coming heat is a fully functioning air-conditioning system. There are a few steps you will want to check before moving that switch on your thermostat from heat to cold.

It is helpful to understand how your whole system works. A central air system has three main sections: condenser, blower and your home’s ductwork.

Behind your home or garage and sometimes hidden is that large box-like metal unit. This is the condenser. It's designed to regulate the thermal reading of the refrigerant, which is usually Freon. This refrigerant goes back and forth from the outside unit to the house. The condenser pressurizes the Freon gas as it comes from the house and transforms it into a high-temperature liquid. In this new state it rushes back to house where the blower unit takes over

 

As the transformed gas enters the blower unit, it's changed back into a gas and becomes much colder. This climatically-changed gas is then pushed through a coil located in your ductwork. As air blows over the coil, it cools before it re-enters the house. The air drawn by your blower ductwork comes through return air vents in your home. As Freon finishes its work, it migrates back to the condenser where this cycle is repeated

Leave the more sensitive parts of your system like refrigerant conduits to the heating and air professionals. However, there are some easy things you can do to keep your system healthy while waiting for summer to arrive

 

Check Your Filters

Located right at the blower unit and commonly situated where the return duct meets the condenser unit, should be your filter. Since airflow is an essential part of your air conditioning system, keeping a clean filter for highest level of airflow is essential. If your filter becomes clogged it is difficult for enough air to pass over the system and it is not uncommon in these situations for ice to build up on the coil and cause your unit to seize up.

Inspect for Any Water Damage

As warm air passes over the cooling coil, condensation occurs. Beads of moisture develop. In an air conditioning system this moisture can be streamed to a gravity-fed drain or a pan located beneath the unit.  Some of these pans have a pump system which pushes the water through a pipe and into a drain when the water in the pan reaches a certain level.

Test to insure they are working or you might suffer some water damage. If there is any water damage to your A/C unit contact a professional for advice.

Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clear of Obstruction

If the outside condenser is going to work correctly, there needs to be enough space around the unit for proper airflow. Give it at least two feet of unobstructed space.

Plant growth or other debris can clog your unit and cause it to run less effectively.

Maintain Your Ductwork

• Make sure there are no obstructions in or around the air vents in the home.

• Check for mold. Due to condensation air ducts can accumulate moisture. This in turn, can create mold. Clean ductwork will keep your system running efficiently. 

• Adjust ductwork dampers to redirect the air to the second floor. On a side note zoning systems reduce the need to adjust ductwork dampers

 

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When its time to replace you air conditioning system

 

 

 

HI, i'M Sidney Preston and I’m with Preston's Air Conditioning And Appliance LLC. We’re here to talk about things you might see to help you decide when it’s the right time for you to have your air conditioning system replaced. Air conditioning is about moving heat from inside your house to outside your house. Over time, corrosion and dirt - build up on your outdoor coils That stops and slow down the abuilty to moving heat from the inside to the outside. When You start to see high electric bills, and start to find your house getting less comfortable and you start to find during the afternoon your house doesn’t cool good as it used to these are signs your air conditioner is getting older and though it’s seem to be cooling during the other part of the day, but towards the end of the day it doesn’t have the abuilty to keep up with the heat. This is the times that you should consider getting A new air conditioner for your home or business.
Air conditioners today have 10 year manufacturers warranties and can save you 30 percent on your electric bill. They have better humidity control and can make your home a healthier environment with lower humidity for you and your family. If any of these conditions describe your air conditioning system, then it’s about time to upgrade your air conditioning system to a more effcient system. Call Team Preston's Air Conditioning And Appliance LLC we’ll be happy to help you save on you electic bills and keep your home nice and cool!!

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