Air conditioners are humming during recent hot spells. To make sure you are not left with temperatures rising inside your home, Wade Mayfield, President of Thermal Services Heating, Air and Plumbing in Omaha says there are two big things you can do to make sure you unit keeps on going.
“Make sure obviously the furnace filter is clean and keep that changed and make sure there is no debris blocking the outside unit.”
Many people insist on taking a hose and washing off the unit to clear it of dust, grass clippings and other dirt. Mayfield says that isn’t a good idea.
“Electrical components that are 240 volts and you can end up shorting out motors, compressor contactor and things like that so you should really hire a professional heating and air conditioning firm to do that.”
Mayfield says those who keep adjusting the thermostat up and down throughout the day are not doing themselves a favor.
“Find a temperature you like and leave it alone. The more we go up and down with it the more we increase and decrease load and put undue cycles on the equipment.”
Mayfield says these hot days have been keeping service crews hopping.
“We definitely have seen a rise in demand service as long the run times for these units throughout the day and into the night, it takes marginal pieces of equipment and puts them over the edge.”