Real Estate Rental Services in Los Angeles – Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Is Ready for The Summer
Summer is almost here and as one of the top real estate rental services in Los Angeles tips we can tell you is that right now is the perfect time to get the air conditioner in your rental property serviced in time for summer.
Summertime in Los Angeles means that most of your tenants will be using their air conditioners from May through November so it makes sense to take care of your air conditioner now so you can avoid maintenance calls from your tenants later.
DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance
If your air conditioner hasn’t experienced any major problems in the past, the easiest thing you can do is DIY maintenance.
Thankfully, maintaining an air conditioner is easy and all you have to do is the following:
Note – Before performing maintenance on your air conditioner it’s best to shut the external power to your air conditioner from the breaker box or from the shut-off switch on your actual air conditioner itself.
Clear A Space Around Your Air Conditioner –This space should be free of debris, trash, grass or brush that could get into the air conditioner.
Remove the Fan Cage – Using a screwdriver, remove the fan cage from your air conditioner. Once the fan café is removed take a wet/dry vacuum cleaner and vacuum up any twigs, leaves or debris that may be inside your air conditioner.
Clean Your Air Fins – After removing the fan cage you should take a can of compressed air and blow dirt or debris from your air conditioners fins.
The fins are the outer membrane of your air conditioner. Over the course of one year, they can become embedded with dirt or debris and can be easily cleaned.
Replace Your Air Filter – One important thing to do is always replace the air filter to your air conditioner because the filter will help your A/C to “breathe” easier and run more efficiently.
Test the temperature – Last of all, but most important, you should test your air conditioner to make sure that it’s actually doing its job to keep your rental property home cool.
To do this you will need to wait until a day where it’s 80-degree weather then place a thermometer on one of the vents that’s closet to your air conditioner unit. The air coming in your Los Angeles rental property should be at least 20 degrees cooler than the air inside your home. If the air coming in is not significantly cooler then you should consider calling an air conditioner repair company to get your A/C professionally serviced.
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