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AC Repair | Is your AC ready for summer?

May 7, 2018

AC repair is one of the most requested services during the beginning weeks of summer.

The last thing you want to deal with during a hot Arkansas summer is a broken air conditioner. Does your AC unit look like a robot to you? Don’t risk damaging your unit. Call Bert Black for AC repair. Bert Black offers AC repair to Central Arkansas and the surrounding areas. We know how important it is for your home or place of business to receive the cool, refreshing air that an air conditioner provides. If you don’t remember signing up to conduct business in a sauna, call us for quick, 24/7/365 AC repair service: 501-228-9770! Here are a few things you can do to make sure your AC is ready for summer. In the unfortunate case that your AC is already tapped out, visit this blog to see what you can do in the meantime. Before you start, make sure the unit is disconnected from power.

1. Filters.

Change the filters of your unit. Every AC has a filter. Filters protect your unit from dust and dirt damaging the important mechanics. If you have central air, the filters will likely be behind a panel. For separate unit AC, the filter is usually located on the front. Some filters are permanent. With permanent filters all you need to do is rinse them clean and let them dry before securing them again to the AC. Other AC units have disposable filters. Make sure you know what kind of filter to buy for your unit.

2. Outdoor Unit AC Repair.

Your outdoor unit has been in the elements all winter. Remove any protective tarps or panels you installed to protect your unit while it was not in use. Make your unit look brand new. Clean out debris and dirt off the fan blades, use a soft toothbrush to clean the fins, make sure the area surrounding your outdoor unit is not crowding. If you accidentally bend the metal inside your outdoor unit while you are cleaning, there is a special tool to fix them back into shape. Use a vacuum with a soft brush to gently clean the condenser coils and supply vents.

3. Ducts.

When your ducts are not in working order, your central AC unit has to work extra hard to cool down the house. This means more energy is being used and less cool air is getting to your home. Inspect the ducts in the attic of your home. Make sure the vents in each room are not covered. If you find a problem, call a duct cleaner. They have special tools that will safely, and effectively clean and repair your ducts. It is a small cost compared to the high energy bill the blocked or broken ducts will cause.

4. Insulation and Condensation.

Many parts of your AC unit need to be properly insulated and be checked regularly for condensation.

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