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Top Tips for Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

When was the last time you inspected your home’s air conditioner? If you don’t know the answer, there is no better time than now to take on this task.

With warm weather moving into the area, you may find yourself turning on your AC in the near future. Before doing so, follow these simple maintenance tips:

  • Replace your air conditioner air filter. This is a relatively cheap and simple task that will keep your HVAC unit working at peak performance.
  • Inspect all wiring. Tip: make sure the power to the unit is turned off before doing this.
  • Inspect the thermostat. Is your thermostat working properly? Is it failing to keep your home at the right temperature? If you have an older thermostat, such as one that is mechanical, it may be time for a change.
  • Clean the outside unit. Many people neglect to keep their outside unit clean. Instead, they don’t think twice about the weeds and shrubs (and other debris) that have overtaken their unit. The spring season is the best time to take on this task.

As you can see, there are some simple steps you can take to maintain your air conditioner.

If you’re unsure of what you’re doing, if you require any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re more than happy to visit your home, inspect all aspects of your air conditioner, and ensure that it’s ready for the warm spring and summer months.

Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Spring and Summer

With each passing day, we get closer and closer to the warm spring and summer months. This means many things for homeowners, including the process of preparing your air conditioner for many hours of service.

Here are several things you can do to ensure that your AC unit is ready when the weather heats up:

·      Clean the outdoor unit. Is there any plant growth in close proximity to the unit? How about grass clippings? Anything that’s in the way should be removed once and for all. Along with this, use a brush or cloth to clean the coil from the fins.

·      Clean indoor ductwork. This isn’t a job for the homeowner. Instead, you need to call in a professional to complete this task. It may not seem like a big deal, but you want your ductwork to be clean and clear when it’s time to turn your AC on.

·      A tune-up never hurts. Hire an HVAC professional to inspect your system, make any necessary fixes or upgrades, and ensure that it’s running efficiently. This may cost you a few dollars, but it’s much better than neglecting your system and running into a more costly repair down the line.

If you need any help preparing your air conditioner for the spring and summer seasons, contact us at your earliest convenience.