There’s one thing nobody wants to experience, including your customers, and that’s a malfunctioning air conditioner as the temperatures begin to rise. In these times, air conditioners are becoming a necessity, and when summer hits your customers don’t want to push the button on the remote for their AC only to find no response or, worse yet, poor cooling capabilities. What good is an AC that works if it works badly?
This is why it’s important to not only be there to service and repair your customer’s air conditioners, but to also educate them on how to be ready for high temperatures and how not to be caught off guard when summer finally does come. If your customers make the mistake of allowing their air conditioning system to be less than ready when it’s finally time to use it, the biggest issue is that the problem might not offer a quick fix.
How Can My Clients Prepare Their AC For The Summer?
That’s exactly why your customers have to be aware of the proper preparation procedures that will ensure their air conditioner is ready to withstand the constant use during sultry summer temperatures. Here are some of the most important aspects they need to pay attention to as summer draws closer.
Changing Air Filters
The easiest and one of the most effective ways your customer can prepare their air conditioners for the summer is to first inspect and then, if dirty or clogged, replace their air filters. This is also one of the things they can do on their own, as it’s easy and doesn’t demand professional-grade equipment. Also, advise your clients to replace their filters once every two or three months to ensure maximum indoor air quality and AC efficiency.
Cleaning Condenser Coils And Fins
Another important part of preparing an air conditioner for the summer is cleaning condenser coils and fins. Your customers should either do this on their own or contact you to do it on a regular basis. It’s easy to clean fins and condenser coils with either a water hose or a small brush, as harder brushes can damage the system.
Checking For Obstructions And Leaks
Your customers have to thoroughly check their ducts to see if they’re damaged and if there are any leaks in the system. Leaky ducts will significantly reduce the efficiency of their air conditioner and cause it to work harder to maintain the desired temperatures, which can lead to more frequent breakdowns. Also, they need to inspect all connectors and see if they’re damaged or loose.
Inspecting The Thermostat
The thermostat on your customer’s air conditioner has to work properly in order for the AC to operate as it should. That’s why it’s important to always perform a detailed inspection and make sure everything’s in proper working order.
Also, advise your customers to upgrade their existing thermostat to a smart thermostat, as they prevent energy wastage and ensure optimized operations of their system. This type of thermostat allows for automated temperature control, minimizing energy consumption and maximizing efficiency without a blow to the comfort.
Your customers need to carefully check the exterior part of their air conditioning unit to make sure there are absolutely no obstructions in the form of leaves, dirt, and debris. Any obstructions will prevent adequate operation of their AC unit and lower the level of comfort while increasing energy consumption.
Testing The Unit
Finally, it’s important to test the unit for about half an hour before the cooling season begins to listen and observe for any potential problems. Catching an issue early will allow them to contact you on time to repair or replace their AC.