As you have likely already begun using your air conditioner this season, it is important that you perform some routine air conditioning maintenance in order to ensure that your system is ready for the coming summer months. Doing so will help to ensure that your AC works as efficiently as possible, and that it does not break down on you during the heat of summer. Here are a few steps you can take to prepare your HVAC system for summer.
Replace the Air Filter
An important part of getting your air conditioner ready for summer is replacing your air filters. While this task often goes forgotten, it is important to change your air filters at least twice a year in order to ensure that your system can run efficiently.
Set (or Replace) Your Thermostat
You can also improve the efficiency of your air conditioner by setting your programmable thermostat to turn your AC on and off at the proper times of the day. This will help keep you comfortable, and will help to save you money by turning your system off when you are not around. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, this would be a good time to consider having your thermostat replaced.
Clean Around the Outdoor Unit
It is also important to keep the ground around your outdoor air conditioning unit clean and free of debris in order to ensure nothing gets sucked up into the unit. Clean all vegetation away within two feet of the unit, as this will also help to ensure that it is able to pull in air uninhibited.
Have Your System Serviced
If it has been a year or two since you have had your air conditioner professionally serviced, this would be a great time to do so. Having your system professionally serviced will help to ensure that it is running as efficiently as possible, and that any repairs that may be needed are performed before your unit breaks down on you. Contact us to learn more about how you can ensure that your air conditioner is ready for summer.