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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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4 Pro Steps To Dewinterize Your Air Conditioner When The Cold Season Is Over

by Madison Dean

The air-conditioning system plays a fundamental role during spring and summer. For that reason, you need to ensure the unit is in good shape before the onset of the hot season. One way to achieve that is by dewinterizing the system once the cold season is over. 

Failing to dewinterize your air conditioner can lead to inefficiencies and even devastating breakdowns in the dead of spring. Below are some valuable dewinterization guidelines plumbers recommend: 

Opening, Inspection, and Cleaning

A dewinterization process begins with the opening and inspection of the appliance. Since it is located outside, the AC is prone to leaves and debris buildup. In addition, the plumber will look for fungi and mold that may have formed during the cold season and clean them out.

Inspecting the Ducts

Another crucial step in AC dewinterization is checking the duct system. Common obstructions in the ductwork include cobwebs, dust, and rodent nests. In this case, the plumbing specialist will clean the mess skillfully to unblock the ducts. Clean ducts ensure the free flow of air around the house and prevent recurrent repairs in the future.

Inspecting the Fluids

Your air conditioner comprises a Freon tank responsible for emitting cool air to the lines that provide cold air. This tank is located right beneath the appliance cover. Normally, the Freon levels can reduce due to leaks. As a result, you will notice inefficiencies in the system. 

For instance, the AC might not blow cool air, and your electric bills might begin to hike. Moreover, you will hear hissing or bubbling sounds from the unit. Dewinterization eliminates such issues since it addresses fluid leaks. 

Test To See if It Still Needs Repairs

The last step in AC dewinterization is to check the operation of the cooling machine after the above steps have been carried out. However, the experts do not first set the temperature; instead, they will let the fan run for a while. Doing this eliminates leftover dust and debris.

However, if your appliance is still misbehaving after following all these dewinterization steps, there is likely a deeper problem. In that case, the expert will diagnose and repair the underlying problem.

Dewinterization is an intricate process requiring professional assistance. So contact your plumber before the onset of the hot season. Professional plumbers have the right tools and expertise to dewinterize your AC. That way, you will enjoy maximum comfort throughout the spring season.