Your air conditioner is vital to staying comfortable throughout the New Jersey summer. Here are some tips to help you avoid common problems with your air conditioning system. Leaks are one of the biggest problem makers. If you spot a leak, you must repair it immediately. This may require a professional, but you may be able to fix the problem yourself. To do this, first shut off the air conditioning system. Then use either a bucket, cup, and towels or a Shop-Vac to get all of the water out of the drain pan. Water in the pan can accumulate up to two inches so be ready to soak up a lot of water. When the water starts to overflow, mold and other various forms of damage can come into play. These kinds of leaks are commonly caused by clogged A/C drain lines. To clear the drain line, a bit of bleach may be enough to disintegrate mildew and algae. Other times, you may need to blow compressed air through to force blockages out. Be sure to force the air from the inside to the outside as it can be quite messy. Preventive maintenance is one of the most important ways to make sure your air conditioning keeps running all summer long. It will also ensure that it is running as efficiently as possible, keeping your energy bills down. Here are some of the steps that are performed during a routine maintenance check: clean condenser and evaporator coils Check refrigerant levels Lubricate moving parts clean blower components Tighten electrical connections Now is the best time to have maintenance performed on your air conditioning. This will ensure that it doesn’t go out in the middle of summer when you need it most. For more tips on how you can avoid common air conditioning problems, contact Pipe Works Services today. We have been serving the New Jersey area for over 10 years and will be glad to share our knowledge. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website. g

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