How to prepare your A/C system for the summer
It’s that time of year! The wonderful spring time that provides a break between the annoying winter cold and the unbearable summer heat. Spring is one of the rare times throughout the year that we can live comfortably without our air conditioner or heater being on. But, before we know it, the ideal spring weather will have come and gone, and we’ll find ourselves taking whatever measure possible to stay cool. One measure, an important one at that, is to ensure our air conditioning system is up to the task once the weather turns. Here are five simple ways to best prepare your cooling system for the summer.
1. Inspect your outside AC system
Make sure nothing is obstructing the fins or the panels. Overgrown grass, weeds, and/or branches need to be trimmed or cleared from contact with these areas of the system. Any obstruction could lessen the functionality of the system by not allowing it to efficiently and optimally remove heat.
2. Replace air filters
It is productive to get into the habit of replacing the air filter every three months. Specifically, between winter and summer and summer and winter. Air filters are cheap and simple to replace. If you don’t want to replace the air filter, at least clean it. The air filter creates the flow of clean air from the system to the home. A new or clean air filter will maximize the air flow and ensure the air throughout your home is clean.
3. Clean units
It would be a good idea to give both the inside unit and the outside unit a nice scrub to prevent dust or debris from halting the system. Be careful when cleaning the fins of the outside unit as they are somewhat fragile. Just remember, clean units mean clean air, and clean air means comfortable living. Moreover, cleanliness results in comfort. The better the condition of your A/C system the longer it will last and the more money you will save. A quality performing system will also save energy, thus, energy costs.
4. Ensure the system works
Of course, test the system to make sure it works. Not only electronically, but also in cooling your home. Make sure you do this when the weather is nice. The last thing you want is to start your system on the first 100° summer day just to realize it doesn’t work. You’ll be in for a long couple of days, or at least until a technician can come out. Keep in mind technicians will also be busier in the summer than in the spring.
5. Schedule a tune-up
Scheduling a routine tune-up with an air conditioning expert is always a good approach. A professional can give you the final and most credible thumbs up on your A/C system. He or she should check every aspect of the system to guarantee you cooling system is ready to take on the summer challenge.
Contact AC Repair Garland
Speaking of professionals, our pros at AC Repair Garland are here for your air conditioning needs. Whether it’s a repair or an inspection, we’ll conduct our business professionally and precisely. We are your trusted A/C source. Take advantage of the nice weather and contact us to prep you’re A/C system before summer hits.