When the weather changes and begins to heat up, you expect your air conditioning unit to kick into high gear and work to cool your home. However, if you do not take the right actions before summer gets here, your unit may not run as efficiently as it can. Here are some great ways to ensure that your system is running properly this spring.
Remove Debris from Around the Unit
After the winter months, debris and obstructions can gather around your unit. This includes items you may have stored behind the unit in the winter, or leaves, twigs, and debris that have gathered around the unit as the wind has blown. This also includes overgrown trees and bushes that may be nearby. Debris that is gathered around the unit can block the flow of air to the unit and interfere with the blower fan. Taking the time to clear the debris helps your unit to pull in the air it needs to cool your home.
Replace Your AC Filter
Another way to prepare your air conditioning unit for the spring is to replace your air conditioning filter. The filter can get clogged with dirt, pollen, dust, dander and pollutants. When the filter is full, your air conditioning unit has to work harder and longer to pull in air to cool. Replacing the filter often not only helps to extend the life of your AC unit, but it helps to ensure your unit is running as efficient as possible. It is recommended that the AC filter be replaced once every two to six months, depending on the type of filter you have.
Schedule a Spring Tune-Up
The last way you can prepare your air conditioning unit for the spring is to schedule a spring tune-up with a professional air conditioning or HVAC company. During a spring tune-up, there are many things that are done and checked. Your air conditioning unit is thoroughly checked for worn belts, holes in hoses or other problems that can cause your unit to not work properly. The unit is also thoroughly cleaned and lubricated. Any needed maintenance is also done. All of these actions help to ensure your unit runs properly and reduces the likelihood of your unit suddenly dying on you in the dead of summer.
The weather is slowly starting to heat up, and before you know it, it will be time to turn on your air conditioning unit. Now is the perfect time to prepare your air conditioning unit for the day this happens. At Buckeye Heating & Cooling, we can help you with all of your air conditioning needs, including a spring tune-up. Call us today to schedule your full Spring Tune-Up!