Do You Have a Dirty Furnace Filter?
Summer is the time of year when your air conditioning unit works tirelessly to combat the heat. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to keep your AC running smoothly is with a new, fresh filter. Almost every central air system has a filter and its job is to remove particles from the air and keep your duct system clean.
At Barton Boys, we notice that summer is the time when a large number of our calls are related to dirty furnace filters. When air can’t get through your furnace and across your coil, the refrigeration will freeze the coil solid and this will cause reduced airflow or luke-warm air coming out of your registers. In some cases, it restricts airflow all together.
Have you noticed the copper lines coming from your outdoor condensing unit have frosted or frozen? If this happens, you are past due for a filter replacement. Replace your filter and turn your AC system to ‘off’ and turn the furnace fan setting from ‘auto’ to ‘on’ for 6-8 hours. This should allow the coils to defrost (it is normal for water to appear around the base of your furnace during this process). Do NOT turn the furnace to ‘heat’ because this may cause severe damage. Once it has thawed, switch the system back to AC.
If a situation like this occurs again, you might have a low refrigeration charge. Instead of trying to fix the problem yourself, call The Barton Boys for maintenance service. We have seen this happen numerous times and can fix the problem in no time at all!
Call Us For Preventative Maintenance!
Located in Spokane, The Barton Boys are highly skilled and trained HVAC professionals with years of experience repairing and installing heating/cooling systems. With the heat of summer in full swing, you’ll want your AC unit to be working in tip-top shape. Let us provide you with preventative maintenance or the installation of an energy efficient air conditioner that will reduce your energy bills, cut down on allergens, and maintain a clean indoor air environment.
To set up an appointment with the best HVAC contractors in Spokane, give The Barton Boys a call at (509) 892-5300 or visit our website for more information!