The bitter cold of winter is fading, making way for the dog days of summer just around the corner. Naturally, the last thing you want to face at the peak of summer is a broken air conditioner, but avoiding central AC repair bills and stress can be as simple as ensuring a few basic tasks are managed in advance. So, if you’re ready to welcome summer sunshine with your air conditioning system firing on all cylinders, it’s good to add a bit of HVAC care to your spring cleaning to-do list.
Change Your Air Filter
Air filters serve a very important purpose: they trap airborne allergens and contaminants to improve the overall air quality in your home. Unfortunately, aging filters are dirty filters, and dirty filters restrict air flow. This causes your system to work harder, use more energy, boost your energy bills, and experience unnecessary wear and tear.
Clean and Inspect Your HVAC Unit
Your HVAC unit keeps the inside cool in summer and warm in winter, but it’s outside in the elements year-round. Keeping your unit free of debris is an important part of avoiding the need for central AC repair, especially after fall and winter when debris tends to collect. This is an ideal opportunity for a visual inspection, looking for any signs of damage or needed repairs.
Test Your System
There’s no good time to discover you need central AC repair, but the worst time to get the news is on the first hot day of the year when you fire it up, and it doesn’t work. Testing your system before it’s needed lets you know ahead of time if the system needs attention.
After a long, cold winter, the summer sun is a welcome sight. Get ready for summer now with a bit of extra spring cleaning and inspection for your air conditioner. Sure-Fire can help you get ready for the changing seasons, getting your air conditioner up to speed ahead of schedule for the season.