How to Prepare Your AC System for Spring
Spring has arrived, and with it, much warmer temperatures. With summer just around the bend, it is imperative that you make sure your home's air conditioner is in proper working order. By following a couple simple steps you can help prevent potential problems down the road, helping to ensure you and your family remain comfortable in your home throughout the summer months. If you have any questions, or if you require additional assistance, don't hesitate to contact your local air conditioning pros.
Remove dirt & debris from outdoor unit
Many lawns are neglected during the winter months, which often result in natural clutter and debris build up in, on and around the AC unit. Thoroughly cleaning the outdoor air conditioning unit will prevent it from having to work extra hard to cool your house, which will in turn save you money on your monthly bills.
Warm up test
If you have not used your air conditioning unit in several months, it'd be wise to give it a warm up run immediately after cleaning it. Turn it on for 30 minutes to an hour and listen for any strange sounds and check its performance -- as in, is it cooling the house? Any abnormalities in performance should be addressed as soon as possible.
Clean or replace the filter
A dirty air filter in your air conditioner system will allow for dirt and other debris to be circulated in the air inside your home. A new filter will keep air quality high and prevent the unit from having to work harder than it should to provide you with cool air.
Spring is the right time to schedule air duct cleaning. Remember, any dust or dirt in the ductwork can end up in the air you breathe inside your home. Cleaning the ducts will ensure an efficient and clean AC system that promotes indoor air quality.
Maintenance check up
The best thing you can do for your air conditioning system is to schedule a preventive maintenance tune up. A professional HVAC tech will be able to properly inspect your unit for wear and tear and address any issues that could cause your unit to fail in the near future.
With summer coming up quick, be sure your AC system is ready to handle the heat. If you need air conditioning service in Bismarck or the surrounding North Dakota communities, reach out to River City Heating & Air. Our team of residential HVAC experts will ensure your system is ready to go. The next time you need expert HVAC service in Bismarck or the surrounding areas, just give us a call at (701) 561-0804.
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Written and Published By MORBiZ