Spring Air Conditioner Maintenance: Is Your System Ready?
About 3 in every 4 homes in the United States have air conditioning. If yours is one of them, then you know what a relief it is to come inside on a hot day and be able to just chill. However, if you aren’t performing the proper spring air conditioner maintenance, then your comfort could be short-lived!
If you want to stay cool and comfortable this summer, read on to learn how to get your air conditioner ready for the coming heat wave!
1. Change Your Air Filter
A dirty air filter will make your HVAC system work harder to cool your home. It obstructs airflow and then your system doesn’t purify the air as well. Before starting up your system for the summer, make sure you have a fresh air filter.
You should change your air filter a minimum of every 3 months. Every month is better during the summer when your AC is running a lot. Making sure to change your air filter can do wonders for the air quality in your home and help you fight allergens and keep your lungs healthier.
2. Clean Your Condenser Unit
Your condenser unit is the big unit on the outside of your house. After a long fall and winter of not running your air conditioning, all sorts of debris can accumulate around your unit. You want to make sure that you clear all fallen leaves that are left from the fall.
Weeds shoot up quickly in the spring, so you will also want to make sure you clear any weeds from around your condenser and keep the grass from growing too tall around it.
You can also clean the coils of your condenser unit using a garden hose. Follow these steps to clean your coils, making sure to always cut the power to your unit before you begin!
3. Get Your System Inspected By a Service Technician
The absolute best thing that you can do for your central air system is to have a technician service it once a year. Spring is the perfect time to have a technician out to inspect your system and make sure it is in tip-top shape going into the hot summer months.
An experienced technician will be able to identify problems and help you fix them before they become a major issue and leave you boiling in your living room on the hottest day of the year. You know what they say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”
Spring Air Conditioner Maintenance: All the ‘Cool’ People Do It!
There you have it, all you need to know for proper spring air conditioner maintenance! We would love to help you make sure that your system is ready to stand up to the heat. We have an experienced team of trained professionals who are ready to serve you.
Contact us today to set up an appointment!