A central air conditioning cooling system is a significant investment and you need to do everything in your power to protect it. Along with the fact that it’s just plain annoying when your AC unit refuses to fire up on the first hot summer day.
Give yourself peace of mind and prepare for the summer heat. Here are four simple ways to prepare your air conditioner for summer:
- Clean or replace filters. Make sure to clean or replace the filter every month or so. A clogged air filter restricts airflow and can potentially freeze the coils of your unit.
- Check ductwork. If you’re using a forced-air heating system you’re most likely sharing duck work with your central air. As long as you haven’t had any problems with the airflow from your furnace your ductwork is probably just fine in some cases it may be a good idea to get your ductwork cleaned out by a professional.
- Clean out the condenser and coils. Any buildup on the AC condenser can inhibit the flow of air. If you do not cover your unit over the winter months you will need to clean it out before attempting to use it. Clean away all debris and leaves grass clippings or plants from the condenser around the outside of the AC unit.
- Test it! Now that you double-check to make sure all the essential maintenance is taken care of, test and make sure the air conditioner runs smoothly.
Consider all of these cooling tips to help beat the heat this summer.