Right now you are probably thinking more about heating your home than cooling it, but the dog days of summer will be here before you know it. It is never too early to have a plan for getting your A/C unit ready. Find out why you should not leave your yearly A/C’s tune-up until the last minute and what you should always include in your cooling system’s maintenance checklist.
Why Should I Prep my Air Conditioner for the Spring?
After months of non-use, you should expect your home’s A/C unit to require a bit of care before it can operate properly this summer. Winter is a hard time of year for air conditioners. It is common for freezing weather to damage them and for connections to come loose.
Inspecting your A/C system just after the last frost of the year will give you enough time to fix any problems in plenty of time before the sweltering summer weather returns. But unless you know what you are doing, don’t trust yourself to inspect your A/C unit on your own. An inspection of your entire system by a certified HVAC professional is the best way to know for sure what you need to do get your air conditioner prepped for use.
Cleaning Your Ductwork and Vents
There are several compelling reasons to have professionals inspect your HVAC system, but protecting the safety of yourself and your family should always be the number one priority. Dirty ducts and vents spread dust, bacteria and allergens throughout your entire home. This exposes everyone who lives in your home to the possibility of becoming ill. Although you should make sure you change your A/C unit filters regular, make sure to leave the ductwork and vent cleaning to HVAC professionals.
Repairing or Replacing your A/C Unit
An early inspection of your air conditioner will determine if you need to repair or replace your system. While there is never a good time to find out that you have a problem with your A/C, the sooner you know what you need to do to guarantee that your unit won’t stop working in the middle of the summer, the better. Once you are aware of the current condition of your unit, you can repair or replace your system on your own schedule. This will often end up costing you less money as you can have professionals complete the work during the off-season.
It would be a shame to wait until the first hot day of summer to find out your air conditioning doesn’t work. Buckeye Heating & Cooling in Columbus, OH has been helping residents with all of their HVAC needs since 1948. Buckeye Heating & Cooling offers a complete range of services provided by certified, professional technicians. Call 614-888-4328 to schedule an inspection or service call.