You’ve probably already switched mostly from heat to air conditioning, but is your cooling system ready for the extreme temperatures of summer that are just around the corner? Here are three tips for prepping your AC for summer weather.
Tip #1: Start with the Filter
The first, most important, and easiest thing to do to get your air conditioner ready for summer is changing the air filter. The air filter is the gateway to your AC unit, protecting it from damaging dust, dirt, and other debris. When you start the season with a clean filter, you’re helping to ensure your system will run smoothly without added resistance.
Tip #2: Schedule Spring Maintenance
Preventative maintenance for your air conditioner should happen every spring. It’s a great way to ensure your system can stand up to the hot summer weather without kicking the bucket. Spring service will help reduce the chance of breakdown and costly repairs, increase the system’s capacity for cooling by ensuring it’s functioning properly, and increase efficiency so you have lower energy bills. Maintenance plans typically include:
- Equipment inspection and cleaning
- Checking the refrigerant level
- Cleaning and checking the coils, drain line, and condensate drain
- Inspection of the motor, compressor, belts, fan, and other moving parts
- Thermostat testing and calibration
Tip #3: Talk to the Pros
No one is more prepared to help prep your cooling system for summer than HVAC experts. An experienced technician can guide you through filter changes and set you up with the right maintenance plan for your home and system.
Are you worried your cooling system won’t stand up to the test of a hot summer? To make sure it’s ready for the challenge, reach out to the pros at G+S Heating and Air for service and a maintenance plan you can count on.