With such a mild winter, homeowners should consider how they can prepare now for this coming summer season. There are many ways you can prepare your home for the summer heat. Part of preparing for summer is making sure your air conditioning is as effective as possible. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share how to prepare your home and the air conditioning system to ensure you save money and have a reliable cooling system this summer.
Clean Your Outside Air Conditioner Condenser?
There is a lot a homeowner can do for their air conditioning unit. For those with an outdoor unit, and those especially on the ground, you will want to clean out and around the unit before you turn it on. The first step is always to clean up around the unit. If grass or weeds grew around the unit, cut them down or pull them out. You always want at least a foot of clearing or more around the unit. Plants and debris can choke the unit, leading to poor efficiency and damages. Another way to help prepare the outdoor unit is to remove the cover and clear out dust and any debris inside. Make sure there is no power going to the unit when you clean the inside.
Change Dirty Air Filters
As it was a mild winter, you may not have needed to change out your air filters as often. Make sure to check the air filters and change them out in preparation for the coming summer season. The air filters play a major role in the health of the HVAC system. Make sure to check the filters once a month and change them out when needed to ensure great efficiency and extend the life of the HVAC system.
Is Cleaning Air Ducts Worth It?
Another part of the care of your HVAC system is the air ducts. As the furnace was running throughout the winter season and the air conditioning the previous summer, how clean are the air ducts? Air ducts need to be cleaned out every few years as they accumulate a lot of dust and can develop mold and other health concerns. Dirty air ducts can affect the air conditioning system efficiency as well as pollute the air inside the home. In preparation for the cooling season, consider having the air ducts cleaned. Clean air ducts will ensure cleaner air inside the home and less dust getting sucked up and clogging the evaporator coils.
Seal Leaky Air Duct
Another way to prepare your home is to check for drafts and air leaks. Much of your cooled and heated air will be interrupted by the air from outside coming in. Inspect doors and windows as they are the main culprit for letting the hot summer air seeping into your home.
How Often Should AC Be Tuned Up?
Another important step in preparing your HVAC system for the upcoming heat is to have your air conditioner tuned-up. Tuning the air conditioner is very important. The HVAC technician looks over the entire cooling system, checking for any problems that need to be addressed to ensure the air conditioner is reliable. The refrigerant levels are checked and if needed, refilled. The moving components are cleaned and lubricated and much more. An air conditioning tune-up ensures the machine is in good health and will run as effectively as possible.
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When you need your air conditioning system tuned-up or your air ducts cleaned in preparation for the summer heat, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.