The temperatures here are rising in Las Vegas, and we are all preparing for the onslaught of heat the summer brings with it. Is your air conditioner ready for it? There are several things that need to be done to ensure your air conditioner is prepared to battle the high temps the summer months throw its way. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some tips to help get your air conditioner ready for summer time.
Change Home Air Filter
This is a great time to change that filter. The change of the season, gives you a good reason to get a clean filter in there, ready to tackle rising temperatures. You want the proper amount of air flow into your unit in order for the system to run the way it is designed to. If it doesn’t get the air flow it needs, your air conditioner could freeze up and leave you uncomfortable and hot. If your air conditioner has to work harder to get the air flow it needs, then you will end up paying even more money on your energy bill each month. The filter should be changed monthly to avoid this problem.
Clean Up Your Outdoor A/C Unit
During the off season, leaves and other debris will most likely build up around the outdoor unit. All of these debris cause problems for your air conditioning unit. Some people try to camouflage their unit with decorative coverings as well, and this could severely damage your outdoor unit as well. It is all about air flow and getting rid of anything that might stand in the way of that. This is a good time to check all the fan belts and drains for any potential problems as well.
Consider Air Duct Cleaning
The ductwork in your home is an important key to your air conditioning system. Keeping them clean and clear of debris that could affect the air flow is important. It is a good idea to call a professional to come clean the air ducts and inspect them for any mold or mildew problems since moisture often builds up inside them. This can cause major problems for those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. At this time, check all the air vents in your home and be sure they are all open to avoid any uneven temperature issues. When you remove the vents, you can also take a look at the ductwork and visually see if there is any buildup that needs to be cleaned up inside of them.
Air Conditioning Tune Ups, Maintenance, Inspection & More in the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
There are several working parts that most people don’t understand inside the air conditioning unit. Trained professionals like the technicians at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can inspect your air conditioning unit and do any maintenance work it may need to ensure its working properly. It is important to have this maintenance inspection done early in the spring so your unit is up and ready to go by the time summer hits. Call us for an appointment today!