The last thing you need on a hot day is for your AC to go out. Spring is the perfect time to make sure it’s in tip top shape. Similar to our furnace checklist blog post, our specialists have created this air conditioning maintenance guide to get you ready for the dog days of summer.
1. Clean the Debris from your Air Conditioner
Just like your outdoor furniture, you will want to clean the leaves and other debris from the air conditioning unit before using it after it’s been through the winter months. Clearing the leaves, sticks, dirt off the air conditioner is the first thing you want to do before moving on to the next step.
2. Clean and Replace Furnace Air Filter
This is crucial to have a working heating and cooling system. You can follow these easy steps we put together in a former post that show you how to replace it.
3. Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils
The reason is because dust and debris can clog it up making it hard for there to be adequate air flow. Simply take a your hose and spray the water on the AC unit.
4. Test it out before you really need it.
The last thing you need if for your AC to go out on one of the hottest days of the summer. Test run your air conditioning unit before you need it running constantly. Make sure to wait until it reaches at least 60 degrees outside before doing this step.
5. Schedule a tune up.
Regular inspection of your equipment can prevent breakdowns, lower utility bills and lengthen the life of your equipment. Instead of a cut-rate tune-up, we perform a comprehensive inspection of heating or air conditioning systems. Appointment includes:
- Numerous safety and operational tests on the system
- Light cleaning of all moving parts
- Proper adjustments to enhance efficiency
- Provide answers and advice regarding the system
Your air conditioner will thank you!
Use these tips to have the coolest air conditioner on the block. If your AC is 16 years or older, it might be time to start a conversation on replacing it. Contact our heating and cooling team to see how we can help you.