Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Top 3 Air Conditioner Supplies to Stock Up on Each Year

Extreme weather years like 2018 create a particularly demanding environment for your air conditioning system, from top to bottom. That's why now is the perfect time to check up on and maintain your temperature or environmental control systems, as on the milder days it's easier to work outdoors. If you need to expose the internals of your air conditioner or open a duct for maintenance, warmer weather is the preferred circumstance.

With that in mind, it's a great time to take stock of your air conditioner and figure out what you might need to prepare for demanding weather conditions! Here are the top 3 air conditioner supplies that we at J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling recommend our professional and home owning customers look into each year:

Air Intakes
The duct joints that "pull in" the cooler air produced by your air conditioner are called air intakes. They are a common stress point due to the temperature fluctuation, air pressure, and physical stress inherent to their location within your duct system. Check out your intakes, look for any stressed or misshapen areas, and mark any showing wear or with leakage points for replacement.

Air Filters

Air filters are usually made of fiberglass, are inexpensive to replace, and come with immediately noticeable benefits for your air quality when transitioning from a thoroughly used filter to a brand new one. Your
air filter is the first line of defense between debris and dust from the outdoors and the inside of your home or business. Every summer, check and replace your filters to eliminate the health risks associated with poor air quality.

Air Conditioner Covers
Replace your air conditioner covers every few years. While you're checking the above points, it's worth giving a yearly look to the condition of your cover. Even the highest quality cover takes a heavy toll from the condensation inherent to air conditioner operation, and will eventually become less useful for its intended purpose over time.

Ready to check out your air conditioning system to make sure it's prepared for this summer and beyond? Great! If you have any more questions on maintaining your air conditioner, don't hesitate to contact the professionals at J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling today!

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