Best Monthly Maintenance Tips During the Summer for California residents in Novato

            In Novato, California the summers aren’t as horrible as other parts of the United States. Due to the fact Novato is located a mere 28 miles from sunny San Francisco, and considered part of the San Francisco Bay.  However, when those couple weeks of July present themselves, you don’t want to be stuck in a hot and humid home. In order to keep your home’s temperature from rising maybe you and/or the other 51,904 residents should consider doing a quick maintenance on your wholesale air conditioner. Below are a couple simple steps to help.

            The first and most simple step is to always check to see if there leaves, debris, or any other objects surrounding your unit. These items could cause blockage of incoming air to your system. Another item to examine would be the air filter. The air filter of an air conditioner could be considered one of the most important parts of the unit. All you need to do to keep your filter in tip top shape is a quick cleaning. In order to do this, you must first turn off all electricity to the unit. Always double check to ensure it is not connected no incoming electricity.

            Next, on some units, you may need to remove the cover, bezel and filter in order to reveal the coils in the air conditioner. After you remove these pieces to expose the coils you need to clean them. There is a special cleaner needed to clean the coils and complete this step. This particular agent is sold at many hardware and specialty stores. This type of cleaner removes mildew, cigar and cigarette smoke odors, basically removing many particles you would not want in your home for your family and yourself to be breathing. This cleaner is a foaming cleaner. Do not get this cleaner on any parts of your unit except for the coils. While cleaning make sure it does not come in contact with any controls or electrical cords. Use this cleaner as directed to ensure the best results.

            The final step involves cleaning your filter. Although cleaning the coils helps to remove some elements, your filter is another important step in maintaining your air conditioner. Cleaning the filter is easy. All you need to do is wash with soap and water. If this does not get the filter clean, maybe you should think about replacing it with a new one. If you have problems with any of these steps there may be a far more serious situation and an AC technician may need to be called. In the worst of events an AC replacement may be your best route.