Air Conditioners and Summer

What should I set my A/C at?

A/C’s should be set between 72-78 degrees. If you have an older system, you will need to make sure and not have your system at a low temp as it will begin to work to hard and may stop all together.

Why is this?

One of the main reasons a/c units freeze up is because of backed up air flow. The cold air cannot go anywhere and therefore freezes, sometimes into big blocks, on the unit and stops the cooling inside the house.

How do you prevent this?

The main ways to prevent an a/c from freezing over or not cooling in general are below

  1. Have the refrigerant level checked.
  2. Change the filter monthly.
  3. Keep the supply vents open.
  4. Have the fan speed increased.
  5. Have the thermostat checked out.
  6. Inspect the condensate drain weekly.

Now, if you are a tenant with BarronsPM, you will already have number 2 covered under the filter program we require for all tenants. The other items can be done annually under the preventative maintence program we offer to our owners.

This will help insure everything is working properly and nothing needs maintenance.

Another thing to do is to clean the drain line with bleach regularly. This can be done very easily. If you want to know more on how to do so, follow this link here


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