3 Things To Do To Get Your AC Ready for Summer
Warmer temps are on the horizon. You’re about to spend a lot of time in the air conditioned indoors. Your trusty AC, however, can fail you without the proper maintenance required to keep it running at its best. When you go to turn on your AC on that first hot day, the last thing you want to experience is a busted HVAC system. That’s why we recommend preparing your AC in the early spring, before the heat of summer sets in. Here are 3 things you should do to get your AC ready for summertime.
1. Change the Filter
As your unit intakes air, the filters will build up dust and debris. Failure to replace the filter will result in improper airflow and even damage to the unit. Before you turn on your AC, make sure the air filter is clean. Some systems have more than one filter so be sure to check them all. Most filters will need to be replaced every 3 months or even sooner if you have shedding pets.
For optimal airflow, select a plain fiberglass mesh over the expensive allergen-filtering ones. If you are trying to reduce waste, you can also purchase a reusable one. Reusable filters will need to be rinsed and dried out routinely. Be sure to turn off your AC while you do this. We recommend purchasing two that you can alternate between.
2. Have Your Ducts Cleaned
If you have a central cooling HVAC system, your home will be equipped with a system of insulated ducts. This ductwork is responsible for circulating air around your home. Over time, they collect dust, dirt, and other contaminants. This debris will affect the airflow and also create poor air quality. Because of the complexity of duct systems, you will need to hire a professional to clean them out. Doing so will increase your AC’s efficiency, clean the air, and also prolong the life of your HVAC system.
3. Schedule Routine Maintenance
Don’t skip out on having your HVAC system routinely checked and maintained. An annual inspection and tune-up will keep your AC functioning properly for many years to come. A licensed HVAC technician will check the filter, evaporator, condenser, refrigerant, thermostat and fan, cleaning or repairing parts as needed. The fee for this air conditioning service is low compared to the damages you could face from a neglected AC.
Let Stephens Plumbing Get Your AC Ready for Summer
Hotter temps are coming. You don’t want to get stuck with a faulty AC in the dead of summer. Stephens Plumbing will keep you cool all summer long with our thorough HVAC services. Our highly trained and licensed technicians will get the job done well in a manner that’s honest, consistent, and affordable. Don’t believe us? Just read through the hundreds of raving reviews from our satisfied customers. Call us today to get your AC ready for the summer ahead!