Now that the weather is finally heating up and the winter is over, there’s something that you should do if you have central air conditioning in your home.
- A lot of people seem to forget about the exterior air conditioning unit that is outside of your home.
Sometimes, sticks, grass, weeds, or other outdoor debris can get too close to your air conditioning unit and mess up your cooling system. You want to make sure that before you turn the A/C on for the first time in the summer that you have completely cleaned around the A/C unit outside. Our A/C system is located back behind the garage, and sometimes I completely forget that it’s even back there. Out of sight, out of mind, and all that! Well, a couple of years ago, I made the big mistake of not checking the air conditioning unit out before I turned it on for the first time in the summer and it was a huge mistake. The day that I turned it on for the first time, the weather outside was really hot. The temperature was probably up in the nineties and it wasn’t even lunchtime yet. I remember it well because the whole thing was very traumatizing to me! When I turned the A/C on, there was a weird grinding sound followed by a scraping sound outside. Then, suddenly, the air conditioning vents started to blow out a terrible, acrid smell into the house. I ran outside to look at the A/C unit and there was a giant raccoon inside of the A/C unit. It was terrible! I will never turn the air conditioning on again unless I check it first.
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