In many cultures and traditions, the winter brings holidays, which bring opportunities for giving gifts. Maybe you give gifts to your family members, friends, and coworkers. But what about your air conditioner? It may not join you for the holiday meal, but it can definitely benefit from some winter care! Here are three gifts you can give your air conditioner as winter rolls in.
The gift of a disconnected power supply
An evaporative cooler, or swamp cooler, is a durable piece of equipment that keeps you cool and comfortable in the summer and usually doesn't give you much trouble if you keep up with maintenance. It has fewer components than a central AC, so fewer things can go wrong. However, because it has mechanical parts, you might need repairs now and then. Here are three reasons your swamp cooler may not blow any air and the repairs that might be needed.
If your home uses a split or mini-split air conditioning system, choosing ceiling cassettes (instead of more conventional, wall-mounted indoor units) can have numerous benefits. Unfortunately, while ceiling cassettes are more efficient and less obtrusive than wall-mounted units, they are still vulnerable to some minor mechanical problems that can plague any indoor AC unit.
Water dripping from the vents of a ceiling cassette can be very annoying, and can also cause serious water damage to fixtures and furniture if the problem isn't tackled swiftly.
Your HVAC system can operate flawlessly year after year without a second thought from you as a homeowner, but one of the best things you can do to ensure that it stays fully operational is scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance. It's relatively inexpensive and if done regularly, can save you a bundle on future air conditioning repairs or even full AC replacements. Best of all, it can be done on your schedule, allowing you to spot future issues before they become major problems.
If you have an air conditioning system, it is important to know how to perform basic repairs on your system.
Important Repair Tip #1: Air Conditioner Will Not Turn on After a Power Outage
If you live in an area where summer storms bring along power outages, it is important to know how to get your system going again. If your air conditioning unit doesn't turn on when the power resumes, you can get your unit working again.