Before temperatures rise and air conditioning is a must, it is a good idea to check your air conditioning system and make sure that it is prepared to work properly. Nothing is worse than flipping the switch on a hot day to find that your air conditioner is not in working order. It is a good idea to take care of a necessary A/C Tune Up so that when summer comes, you can rely on your unit to keep you cool. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your air conditioning system for summer.
Replace Your Air Filter
Once you are using your air conditioner regularly, it is best to replace the air filter every other month. By replacing the filter often, you are not only ensuring that only clean air is being cycled through your home, but you are also allowing the unit to run free of restrictions. If you struggle with allergies, you will want to be especially diligent in keeping your air filter clean.
Check Your Thermostat
Your air conditioner will not be of use to you if your thermostat is not in good working order. Check it out by turning the thermostat down to a cool setting. It should turn on and start pushing cold air out. If it doesn’t, you may need to call in a professional. It will be easier to get someone in for maintenance before the summer months begin.
Clean the Unit
After sitting for many months, most air conditioning units get clogged with leaves and debris, which will restrict air flow and decrease efficiency. It is best if you power down the unit completely before cleaning. Brush off any dirt and debris using a brush or cloth, and spray the coils with a hose. Dirty coils reduce the ability of the system to cool your home, causing it to run longer and increase your energy bills. By cleaning your unit, you may notice damage that needs to be repaired. Taking care of necessary AC repair inow will give you the peace of mind that you will have cool air when you need it most.
Just some more tips for staying warm this winter from your friends at Romark A/C & Plumbing.