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5 Top Tips For Preparing Your A/C Unit For The Summer

Okay so the long hot days of summer seem a long way off, but now is the time to think about making sure that your air conditioning unit is in tip top condition. After all - who wants to press the remote or flick the switch on a wilting summer day to suddenly find that their air conditioner doesn't work? 

Moreover an A/C unit that isn't functioning to full capacity is likely to cost you far more in units of electricity. So it really is worth doing. With this in mind, here are 5 top tips that will guarantee your A/C unit is fired up and working to optimum capacity just when you need it most.

Replace or clean the filters

As you can imagine your A/C unit collects a lot of dust, debris, and dirt particles and these sit in the filter. If you have a clogged filter, then like a vacuum cleaner, it just won't function properly, but not only this, you'll also be pumping dust straight back into your home. To change the filter, simply open the panel and clean the dust from the grill using a damp cloth. If the filter is disposable, then throw the old filter into the bin and replace it with a new one. If it's a permanent one then give it a good clean making sure there are no signs of further debris and replace.

Cleaning condenser coils.

The condenser unit is the part that's typically located outdoors and resembles a large grill inside a metal box. Typically this can get clogged up with leaves, insects, and other particles, all of which can hinder the efficiency of your unit. To clean it gently rub over the coils with a soft brush making sure the area is free from debris. You might also want to use a small handheld vacuum to suck up any stubborn particles of debris.

Clear drain valve area

Scoop any leaves and debris that have accumulated at the base of the condenser and make sure the drain area is clear too.

Check coolant lines for damage or decay

Typically the refrigerant tubes or pipes are usually covered with a foam layer to keep them cool. If there are any areas where the foam id frayed, missing, or decaying then it needs replacing.

Test it

Once you're happy that your A/C unit is free from dust, dirt, leaves, and debris then it's time to test it. Give it a thorough run through to make sure that your units are running at optimum capacity and cool the room down to the right temperature quickly. If after doing this you feel that the unit still isn't functioning as well as it should then you might want to call upon the services of a professional company.

At Static Electrics we offer flexible maintenance and repair programs to make sure that your A/C units are functioning great, just when you need them most. For a competitive quote pick up the phone and call 07 5445 8435 today.

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Great company to deal with - Static are one of the top rated contractors our company uses. I have also used them personally for Airconditioning work at my property. Nathan was very professionally, tidy and informative. Would not hestitate to call them again.

Luke Ehrenberg

Terrific service. Installers came on time, were friendly and efficient, and even cleaned up after themselves !! Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this company, and will definitely use them again

Anne Hattersley

Jeremy arrived on time, in fact he was a little early, he was clean and well presented in his work uniform and very courteous. He asked a few questions about what our air con was doing, to work out what he needed to do, then got stuck into it. His knowledge and attention to detail was impressive and by the time he was finished, our air con unit looked like it was brand new again. Before the cleaning out of the indoor unit, the fan was hardly blowing any air at all, but once the cleaning was finished and with the unit reassembled, Jeremy turned it on to test everything and the fan was now blowing like a force 10 gale, absolutely brilliant, exactly what we had hoped for, we are now all set for the next summer season. We will absolutely totally get Jeremy back at the end of the next summer season to clean the unit again. Top job we can highly recommend this company.

John Pavitt

Static instaled our Air Conditioning. Nathan and the team were fantastic, chearful, clean and tidy and did a very neat job. The price was good too! Highly recommended.

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Jordon & Jay were very professional and did a wonderful job on the install of my air conditioner. Excellent work and I would highly recommend them.

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I would highly recommend this company. They are prompt, polite and great to deal with. Had an air conditioner installed by Eric with no hassle or stress.

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