Given the winter that the eastern United States has experienced this year, it’s hard to believe that it’s time to think about air conditioner service. But spring will soon be upon us, and as Melbourne FL summers can be brutal, it’s indeed time to make sure that your air conditioning equipment is in good working order. If you possess a Trane air conditioner, then you know you own one of the industry’s most reliable, highly regarded products.
But even a Trane needs tender loving care to stay at top operating capacity.
Can a owner perform any of this annual maintenance, or should it be left in the hands of experts? While some maintenance and repairs should definitely be left to properly equipped technicians, there are DIY tasks owners can and should perform to help their machine work more efficiently and save money.
Before beginning to operate your air conditioner, it’s not a bad idea to install new filters. When the machine is in use, these filters should be cleaned at least once a month. If they seem excessively dirty or clogged, they should again be replaced. Clean filters can reduce a household’s energy consumption costs by five to fifteen percent.
Another reason for clean filters is that it cuts down on dirt buildup on evaporator and condenser coils, reducing the frequency of replacement. In addition to removing dirt from the coils themselves, homeowners can keep the area around the exterior of the conditioner free of dirt, debris, and foliage.
If clogged, the machine’s ability to reduce humidity is compromised, and the result can be discolored walls and carpeting. Avoid this by passing a stiff wire through the drains occasionally to prevent clogging.
If you have any questions or concerns about air conditioner service however, then such maintenance should be referred to professionals. In the Melbourne FL area, Merritt Island Air And Heat has been a Trane Comfort Specialist™ dealer for over thirty years and invites owners to call them now to help insure that their Trane is ready for summer.