With summer being just around the corner, you may be looking forward to the long, warm summer nights. But the summer days can reach temperatures that can be very comfortable and even dangerous if your air conditioner is not functioning properly.
Here we will tell you everything you need to know on how to get your air conditioner summer ready.
Schedule Periodic Inspections
Summer temperatures can put your air conditioning unit under stress if it hasn’t undergone routine inspections. If it is not in the best condition, the scorching summer heat may put it to the test. It’s best to find out if your unit can handle the increased workload before the temperatures soar too high.
These periodic inspections are not just about ensuring your AC unit is in tip-top shape for the summer. They’re also a key component to keeping your family and you safe.
An AC unit that has not been maintained properly can cause electrical problems, fires, and even carbon monoxide poisoning. When an HVAC professional does a check on your unit, they will search for any wiring issues or gas leaks.
Save on Your Energy Bills and Repairs
When it comes to your energy bill, if your air conditioner is having any problems it can cause a surge in how much energy is being used, resulting in a very large bill. Regular maintenance inspections can help prevent this.
When your AC is functioning properly, it will be more energy efficient. Keeping your air conditioner summer ready will help your unit to not work as hard. Things like a clogged air filter may make your AC unit put out more energy because it needs to work harder to cool the air and keep it clean. The harder your air conditioner works, the higher your bill will be when it arrives.
Furthermore, if your AC unit is working harder, it can stress the hardware and cause parts to break. When issues are caught during a routine check, they often cost a lot less than an emergency repair.
With many people working from home in today’s age, having an air conditioner ready to go is essential. No one wants to work up a sweat merely sitting in their home or doing normal household tasks. When your AC unit is fully functioning, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the summer months when you need a little cool down.
How to Check for Issues
If you’re not trained in HVAC maintenance, it can be a trickier task to check your air conditioning unit. Some areas need professional expertise to properly fix the problem. Without understanding how these components all work together, you may cause more damage to your AC unit.
The ASI team has all of the experience and knowledge to help keep your air conditioner summer weather friendly.
Inspections for electrical issues & leaks
In order to ensure that your AC is fully functional, a thorough inspection is key. When your inspection is completed by a certified HVAC pro, the safety of your family and home is prioritized.
When you have a certified professional complete your inspection they will do a comprehensive check on your entire system. Including, the thermostat, wiring, air filter, ductwork, and other parts. These pros have all the diagnostic tools and equipment to determine any potential problems, unlike any DIY maintenance you may have read about.
You will receive a full report of any repairs needed once the inspection has been completed. You will also get advice and instructions on keeping your AC in great condition.
Make the Most of Special Offers and Membership Bonuses
Some HVAC professionals give special offers or membership bonuses to keep your AC unit up to date. At ASI, we offer special package rates for our customers.
Keep Your HVAC Clean and Clear of Debris
When winter and spring debris haven’t been cleared away yet, it can cause air conditioning summer issues. Blockages can occur in your outdoor unit, such as leaves, dirt, and twigs building up and the result can be overheating of your AC unit.
Replace Air Filters
Have you noticed yourself sneezing more often during the spring and summer months, even when inside your home? This could be caused by an issue with your air filter. When an air filter is dirty your air conditioner needs to work harder to purify the air of allergens.
Replacing your air filters will help keep your HVAC system running properly.
Clean Condenser Coils
When your HVAC unit has dirty condenser coils, you will notice that your air will not be as cold as it should be. Try to make it a habit to keep these clean and clear of debris to ensure your air conditioner is ready for those hot summer nights.