The first quarter of the year is almost over, and you’ve been so busy with your life that you couldn’t plan ahead. Spring is just around the corner, and the smell of beautiful flowers is followed by the summer season. Nothing comforts you in the warm weather like a comfortable air-conditioned home. Take off the covers from your unit and get your AC prepped for spring & summer temperatures.
Prior to starting the system, you need to be sure to remove the covers from the outdoor coil. It’s a great thing you did to protect and insulate the coil during the winter season, but these covers limit any heat transfer and must be taken off, or you’ll severely harm your system.
Replace AC Filter
In order to keep your AC unit running at its peak efficiency, you must regularly change your indoor AC filter. A wise decision would be to invest in a decent air filter, or you’ll have to replace it more often.
Check Drainage Hose
The coil drainage hose also called the “condensate line” must be checked to ensure it is in the correct place and is connected and will drain to the right location. This will help prevent system shutdowns and condensation leaks around your AC.
Remove Piled Up Debris
Over the months, leaves, grass, wood, and other debris may have accumulated around your outdoor AC unit. You must remove the debris to keep the wind from blowing unwanted particles into your unit, compromising its optimum performance.
Remember to check the status of the insulation in your AC unit and around the pipes. If your insulation has seen better days, you should consider replacing or upgrading the insulation to improve energy efficiency and minimize your energy bills. Also, examine the ducts for any leaks and get them fixed soon.
Clean Air Supply Vents & Return Grills
Your units air supply vents & return grills do a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure your system runs smoothly. That being said, it is crucial to check your supply vents and return grills before the temperature spikes. Start by vacuuming out any dirt, dust, or pet hair that may have piled up over the winter and enjoy improved air flow and quality in the warmer months.
If Needed, Upgrade Now
Planning to upgrade to the latest air conditioner or programmable thermostat? Take full advantage of the benefits this inevitable upgrade provides.
Book Professional AC Maintenance
To keep your AC running worry-free, it is vital to schedule an AC inspection with a professional. An HVAC professional will do a complete technical inspection and ensure the health of your system. At this time, you can also convey your concerns to the contractor you found during your own assessment and get those issues resolved.
Contact Arellano Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning LLC for professional air conditioning services. We serve residential, commercial, and industrial clients across all of Northern Nevada.