The summer months are here and that means a lot of fun outdoors and the search for cool places to eat and sleep. This is why a properly functioning A/C system is such a necessity in Lorain County.
The A/C compressor is outside – to ensure proper function you need to make sure it doesn’t get clogged with any summer debris. There are three enemies to your system outside your home: grass clippings, leaves and cottonwood seeds from poplar trees.
If you have a few of these cottonwood trees, you know full well it can look like it’s snowing outside in the late spring and early summer. The cottonwood seed is very small and all that white puff surrounding it enables the seed to ride the wind to end up in between the fins of your air conditioner coil. The coil is similar to the radiator in a car – it needs to be clear to function properly and keep your home comfortable.
Your air conditioner may already have some leaves and grass caught in it and this other invader could cause the coil to become clogged, which could lead to overheating. This overheating could cause your condenser to burn out and ultimately lead to a complete breakdown of your unit. At the very least, you will be spending valuable kilowatts as the unit works harder than it has to in order to cool your home.
This problem can be taken care of by one of our Lorain County HVAC contractors. Our A/C performance check will clean out the unit and make sure all blockages are completely removed. Your unit’s efficiency will be measured and our expert technicians will make recommendations on how to improve your home’s comfort for the whole summer and beyond.
Photo by Gene Wilburn
Spring is here and the grass, flowers, shrubs and trees are in full bloom. These amenities make our homes look their best all through the warm months. The homeowner needs to be careful though when it comes to mowing that lawn.
Keep Grass Clippings, Leaves and Other Debris Away from your A/C Unit
Every year there are calls to the Lorain County HVAC contractor to fix a damaged line going into the air conditioning unit. It seems once in a while someone wants to see how close they can come to it with the mower. We suggest the weed whacker be used instead because it’s easier to control and therefore safer for the equipment.
You also need to remember to keep the grass clippings, leaves and other debris away you’re your A/C unit. We get calls every year in late spring because air conditioners won’t work. We often find that the problem stems from leaves, dirt and other debris clogging the coil. This can lead to overheating and possibly burn out the compressor.
The best way to protect you’re A/C unit is to keep it covered in the winter and always be aware of how you go around it with the lawnmower, weed whacker and leaf blower in the spring. Another important care tip is to have you’re A/C unit checked each year by the Lorain County HVAC professional.
The unit has been dormant for months and there are many services that our air conditioning performance check will accomplish to make sure you get the most out of the summer’s most important appliance. This check-up will get your comfort system in top shape for the long summer ahead.