Spring is in the air and another hot summer is on the way. Therefore, it’s time to start the annual routine maintenance on your AC unit. Is your home ready for the heat?
Here are a few maintenance tips that will help you get your HVAC system ready for the season.
1. You should start by cleaning all leaves, dirt and debris from the inside of your air conditioners top grille.
2. Check your landscaping and trim any nearby shrubs, bushes and any other foliage at least two feet away from your unit.
3. Treat the area around your outside unit for bugs. If left untreated, ants and other insects can get into your unit and cause extensive damage.
4. Change your AC filter. A dirty filter will restrict the air flow and cause an increase on your utility bill.
5. Test your air conditioner to make sure it’s working. Turn it on and wait a few minutes to see if it starts cooling. Make sure you have the thermostat set low enough that it comes on.
After testing your AC, if you notice any of the following, you should contact a local AC repair company immediately:
- If you hear your system making any strange noises
- If the temperature is not consistent throughout your house – this could mean you have some holes in your ductwork
- If the air is blowing but not blowing cold
- If you have your thermostat on the lowest setting and it still won’t come on
- If you’re not getting any power to it at all
It’s a good idea to have your HVAC system inspected and serviced annually to help keep it in good condition and to find potential problems before they turn into a bigger, more expensive repair.
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