Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:12

Just Turning on the AC?

bryant thermostatCranking up the AC for the First Time?
If you’re like some of our more frugal clients, perhaps you’re just now getting ready to turn on the air conditioning for the first time this spring. For many people who are not home during the heat of the day this has been a popular option – especially if you have ceiling fans.
It may be a good idea to follow this quick checklist.
 • Set the thermostat to a comfortable level and monitor the cooling progress for  approximately 30 minutes. During that period of time, if you haven’t noticed a marked  improvement in the temperature of the room, it could be a sign that your unit’s not  functioning properly after its hibernation.
 • To ensure the air circulating through your ducts and vents is clean and dust-free,  make  sure you’ve replaced your filter recently. You may also want to have your ducts inspected  by a professional to see if they need to be cleaned for best performance.
 • Take a look at your internal handler/return source to make sure there are no noticeable  condensation leaks.
 • Listen to your unit carefully. If it sounds unusual or different than you remember it, it  could be an early warning signal of a potential problem.
If you want to be on the safe side and have complete peace of mind before you crank up the air conditioning for the first time this season, call the trained service technicians at Carolina Comfort Systems... we’re here to help!