Air conditioning not only cools the air, but it also conditions the air by extracting dirt and dust particles as the air travels through your filter. This in turn allows the air to be more comfortable and less humid at your desired temperature.
During the summer months in Atlanta, ( “Hotlanta”), an air conditioner can be a costly investment. Regular preventive maintenance will help maintain the longevity of your system.
Change your filters at least every two months Dirty filters reduce airflow. This forces your system to work harder. Dirty filters will not reduce allegens.
Most filter sizes can be found at your local hardware store and are typically inexpensive. You may need to change your filters out more often if you have multiple pets and/or children with allergies or breathing problems.
Get an annual air conditioning preventive maintenance service. The best time to have your air conditioning inspected is in the spring months, before the extreme heat season .
When you have a preventive maintenance service performed on your air conditioning equipment, we check the outside condenser, inside evaporator coil, thermostat functionality and change your filters. There is a checklist we go through very carefully. We will clean your system as well.
If there is something wrong with your system, we will have adequate time to repair and/or replace your equipment. Your system runs it’s hardest and longest during June, July & August. Having your system checked prior to the summer months is too important to ignore if you reside in Georgia.
We can check the temperature coming from around your windows and doors to see if they are leaking, and if so provide options to remedy the situation.
Drawing the shades and curtains will also block sunlight from heating the interior of your home.
-Make sure to keep the condenser unit free from debris and clutter. If you block the flow of air, your unit will have to work harder, in turn, wasting energy and ultimately costing you more money.
Goodman has an illustrative website that is very user-friendly. The diagram below (provided by Goodman Manufacturing) will show you how a central air conditioning system works. Click HERE to see further diagrams, including how a heat pump system, central heating system and a packaged system all function.