Here in Connecticut, the winter season can be pretty brutal—and this past one is really resistant to resigning its reign, right? While winters and New England often overshadow the summer weather, the fact is that your air conditioner is no less important than your heating system. If you don’t prepare your air conditioner for the coming summer season—and it is coming, even if it decides to take its time—then you are probably going to find yourself living uncomfortably or requiring air conditioning repair in Wethersfield, CT when the heat returns.
That is why we’ve put together some simple tips for helping your air conditioner get ready for the summer season. You’ll be thanking us when temperatures spike but your home is cool and comfortable within. You don’t just want a decent performance from your AC, and you certainly don’t want to be draining your budget just to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer. Heed these tips, and enjoy the efficient, effective, and reliable cooling that you deserve.
Change Your Air Filter
This is one basic step that you can take as you move toward the summer season to ensure that your system is ready for action. If you do not use forced air heating, then you are only changing your filter for your AC, and it has been dormant for some time. If your air conditioner shares an air handler with a forced heater, as well as its filter, it’s still a good idea to move into the cooling season with a fresh one in place.
This filter can easily clog up and, when it does, it increases airflow resistance and strains your AC to the point that efficiency will fall. It can even lead to coils icing up and, eventually, damages to your system. Why take such risks? You shouldn’t! Check in on the filter regularly throughout the cooling season, and change it as needed.
Clean Up Around the Outdoor Unit
Want to give your AC a test run? Well, give it a quick visual inspection first. No, we don’t mean opening it up to inspect its components. But remember that environmental conditions can cause trouble with your system.
Check for damage due to ice falling or even branches on top of the unit. Clear away any leaves or sticks before starting it up so that they don’t fall in, and be sure to hose off any grass clippings from the fins on the outdoor unit. You can’t complete a deep clean yourself, but this will help to move your system in the right direction.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
This is the big one. You absolutely must schedule annual air conditioning maintenance if you are serious about getting the best that your system has to offer. The longer that you put your system’s maintenance needs off, the more likely it becomes that your system will fail to deliver a great performance, while the risk of damages greatly increases as well.
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