Summer is officially here and it’s time to crank up your air conditioner. From the moment you turn it on, you know that you’ll probably be using it consistently for the next few months, so your unit really needs to be ready to get to work. This is why we’ve compiled some summer air conditioner preparation tips, so your unit will keep you cool and comfortable for the entire hot summer season.
There are a few things you can do yourself to prepare and maintain your air conditioner, but there are others that you you’ll need to seek out professional service for so you don’t do any damage during your air conditioner preparation.
Firstly, you’ll want to clean or switch out your air filters. They should be cleaned at least a couple of times a year to ensure that your unit isn’t having to work extra hard and thus running inefficiently. Filters clogged with dirt recirculate dust throughout your home– nobody wants that!
You can also remove any accumulated debris around your unit. While your unit is powered off, you can use a vacuum and rag to suck up debris that’s gathered around your air conditioner and wipe away from the fan blades.
After you complete these steps, it’s time to call in a professional, who will check the condenser coils, coolant lines, coil drainage, and replace or repair any damaged pipe insulation for your air conditioner preparation. A professional will be able to assess if these parts of your air conditioner have been damaged from use or from natural elements, and make any repairs or adjustments before your unit runs continuously for the summer season. For instance, a professional can deduce if your air conditioner’s coil drainage hose, or condensate line, is working properly to effectively drain water and forego any spillage into your home.
It’s important to bring in a professional, especially if you haven’t started your unit up in over a year, because they will be able to properly aid in air conditioner preparation and avoid any damage that might result if the unit isn’t handled properly.
After everything has been checked over, turning your unit on and ensuring it is running properly is the final step! On a hot day, feel free to power it up and make sure cool air is blowing into your home steadily.
A1 Air’s professionals are more than happy to service and aid in air conditioner preparation for the summer, or any other repairs you may need or any inquiries your may have. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!