May 3, 2010

Advice for Your Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier

Posted in appliance parts, Home, RepairClinic.com, Weather tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:05 am by Liliana

Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier

Dehumidifier and Air Conditioner

With warmer temperatures imminent as the summer months quickly approach, May is a good month to take care of the appliances that will keep your home cool and comfortable.

These are some recommendations from the RepairClinic.com experts on the steps that you can take to get prepared:

Air Conditioner

  • Clean the condenser coils on your window or through-the-wall air conditioner. In order to gain access to the coils, it is best to remove the entire cover of the unit. Be on the lookout for wasp or bees nests inside the unit. You can clean the coils by blowing compressed air at them or by using a soft bristle brush. Be sure to also clean any dirt or lint build up in the bottom of the air conditioner. And, don’t forget to oil the motor – if  your air conditioner is equipped with oil ports on its sides.
  • May is also a good month to clean or replace the air conditioner filter. Depending on the quality of the air in your home, this may need to be done once a month throughout the cooling season. If you need to replace the filter, try electrostatic filter cut-to-fit material from RepairClinic.com. This filter will fit most air conditioners.

Dehumidifier

  • Don’t forget about your dehumidifier. Check to see that the humidistat is correctly set. If set too high, the unit may run continuously, which is wasteful and unnecessary. RepairClinic sells a useful tool, a hygrometer, to determine the correct setting for your humidistat.
  • Clean your dehumidifier water container by washing it with soapy water.
  • Replace your dehumidifier filter. RepairClinic.com has  a wide verity to choose from.

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