While it might seem like we are still in the throes of winter, our good friend and groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow. You know what that means: Spring is right around the corner! And with higher temperatures, blooming flowers, and the potential to get a glowing suntan, it also means that air conditioner weather is coming up, too.
Before you go blasting your air conditioning system, you might want to perform some basic maintenance on your HVAC system. Harsh winters are tough on outdoor HVAC equipment, and can ultimately affect your home’s air conditioning system.
Yet with a few vital checks and a little effort, your AC services will be up and running perfectly come springtime.
Check Your Equipment
How old is your air conditioning service equipment? If your air conditioning unit is more than 10 to 15 years old, it might be time to start thinking about replacing your HVAC system. Just like personal computers, the physical life of an HVAC system gets less efficient over time. Replacing your HVAC system can result in a great deal of energy savings.
Clean Your HVAC
When it comes time to utilize your air conditioning system, it’s important to clean it sufficiently. This means removing any debris from the coil, such as trash or vegetation. If your system is indoors, make sure to clear the coils of dust. Check the pipes, too. If any insulation is damaged, you might want to think about AC repair ASAP.
Call a Professional
Did you know that only 42% of U.S. homes have regular HVAC maintenance? You should get your HVAC system checked twice a year after major seasonal changes occur (after winter and after summer). For assistance, call on your local air conditioning maintenance professional for help. Not only do they have the experience and professional opinion necessary to properly assess your HVAC system, but they can also help you with any major AC repairs that need to be made. In result, you AC system will be up and running in no time.
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