Remember to Check on the AC Condenser During the Summer
An important part of the cooling system is the condenser unit as it plays a crucial role in removing heat from the air inside your home. However, since the AC condenser is located outside, it can be easily overlooked by homeowners. It’s important to occasionally check on the condenser and call for AC service if you notice any problems with the outdoor unit.
Leaks: Interior seals can break down over time and tubes can become damaged due to normal wear and tear, causing a leak to form around the condenser. If a major leak is neglected, the whole cooling system could suffer a complete breakdown. Make sure to call a certified cooling technician anytime you notice any puddles or significant moisture around the condenser unit.
Restricted Airflow: Another critical issue that can affect the AC condenser is restricted airflow. When dust, dirt, leaves and other debris builds up inside the unit, it can cause a major blockage, which can lead to serious overheating, higher energy bills and a risk for a complete system failure. Once a month—and after every summer storm—it’s a good idea to remove twigs, leaves and other debris from around the condenser unit.
Remember, one of the best ways to ensure that the AC condenser is operating safely and efficiently is to have it professionally inspected and serviced every year. Lack of professional preventive maintenance is a common cause of condenser unit failures.
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