You may be looking at a thermometer and a calendar in your house when you suddenly realize that summer is at hand. When that time comes, you will be scrambling to have your house’s air conditioner up and running before long. In a Popular Mechanics article dated May 1, 2012, Doug Mahoney writes:
"Sweltering temperatures are just around the corner, and your best defense is a central air-conditioning system. If you have one at your house, there are a few things you can do to make sure that it's tuned up and ready to go when the summer sun arrives.
Before you start tinkering with the system, it's important to understand the basics of how it works."
Residents of Shreveport, Louisiana, may also face the same dilemmas. On the average, May temperatures in Ratchet City teeter at twenty five degrees Celsius but get ten degrees hotter by August, which is already enough to sap people of the strength to do things. You should entrust Shreveport air conditioning professionals, like those from AccuTemp Cooling and Heating, with the job of spinning up your AC as soon as possible.
A full check of your house’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system should be executed when you call in the technicians– especially if it was at near-peak capacity for most of the winter and spring. The condenser will usually be the first thing the Shreveport air conditioning repair technicians tinker with, and it should be cleaned of any debris that may have gotten inside the grills. The condenser coils must also be checked for blockages as they may affect the cool air output.
Have the technicians test the thermostat for proper temperature readings and recalibrate as necessary. However, if that becomes unsuccessful due to the thermostat’s age, consult your air conditioning specialist about upgrading it. Modern thermostats are equipped with new features such as duct control and programmable time-temperature settings.
Clear ductwork will be vital to ensuring your house will be adequately cool when summer finally sets in. According to Mahoney, you need to review all vents to ensure they have no blockages, and have a specialist clean up the ducts while checking the grid for seams to be sealed. Make it a point to replace the filter as well.
An ounce of foresight and immediate action will save you a lot in energy expenses, especially when the upcoming summer may be one of the hottest on record. A company like AccuTemp will prepare you for it.
(Source: Get Your Central Air Conditioning Ready for Summer, Popular Mechanics, May 1, 2012)