Get Your AC System Ready for Summer
Spring has finally arrived, and warmer weather is just on the horizon. Now is the perfect time to get your AC system ready for summer’s cooling months. Below are three things you can do right now to prepare:
- Schedule a maintenance call: If you have an HVAC contractor, call them and set up a maintenance inspection. A thorough evaluation by a qualified professional is key to achieving peak system performance. Your technician will make adjustments, spot potential problems, and make necessary repairs to ensure you’ll be ready for summer. If you do not have a contractor, always choose one highly rated by the Better Business Bureau.
- Change your filters: Clean filters are vital to the health of your system. They protect both you and your system from dust, dirt, and debris. If you are unsure about what filters you should be using, be sure to contact a reliable HVAC company and let them determine what you need. If indoor air quality is essential due to respiratory allergies, you may want to consider installing a high-quality air purification system such as the Reme HALO.
- Clear debris and obstructions: Thoroughly check the area surrounding your system’s outdoor units (usually found along the side of your home), and remove any leaves, branches, or debris that could interfere with the units’ functioning. Also, it’s a good idea to thoroughly clean and vacuum your floor registers and move any furniture that may be blocking them.
- Check your thermostat: You can do this by setting your thermostat to “cool” or “heat” (depending on the temperature inside your home) and lower or raise the temperature until you hear an audible “click,” which means the thermostat is sending a signal to the system. Since you’re at the thermostat already, consider changing the battery.
With these three simple preventative maintenance steps, you will ready for the summer cooling season. Get started now because you don’t want to find yourself in a sweltering hot home waiting for a costly emergency service call.
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