Prepare Your AC System for Summer
As the temperatures start to warm and we say goodbye to the last days of winter, it’s time to get our air conditioners prepared for the summertime! Before the hottest days of summer hit, make sure you’ve taken the time to prepare your AC system for summer! Here are some tips for AC maintenance to get you ready for the heat—
Tips for Preparing Your AC System for Summer
First, before you get started, it’s always a good idea to shut off power to your system. While you won’t be doing anything electrical—that’s something you should always leave to the pros!—it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Turning off the power guarantees you won’t have to worry about an electrocution injury. Once that’s taken care of, AC maintenance to perform to prepare your system for summer includes:
- Replace the air filters. Replacing the air filters should be easy, and is something that you should be able to do on your own without a professional. Note that a home’s HVAC air filters should be replaced about every three months.
- Clean the condenser coils and fan blades. Grab your vacuum and use it to remove dust and debris from the condenser coils and fan blades. Once you’ve removed most of the visible debris, use a soft cloth to wipe everything down.
- Get rid of debris. If you notice any debris, such as leaves or sticks, around or within your HVAC system, take the time to carefully remove as much as you can.
- Check the coolant lines. Check your coolant lines: do you notice any leaks? In addition to looking for leaks, also check the insulation around the coolant lines—if you notice that any insulation is frayed or missing, replace it.
- Do a visible inspection for any damage. Before you turn on your air conditioner, do one final visual inspection around the unit to look for any damage, such as rust, cracks, dents, or anything else. If you notice damage, you should call an AC professional.
- Test the AC unit. Once you’ve performed all of the above maintenance, you’re ready to test the system. If your AC isn’t running properly, don’t hesitate to call a professional.
Call Comfort One, LLC for Help from the Pros
At Comfort One, LLC, we specialize in air conditioners and are here to help you with AC maintenance and preparing your AC unit for summer. To learn more about AC maintenance and how we can help, reach out to our team directly by phone or online today.