The summer months are fast approaching, which means it’ll soon be time to turn on the air conditioning. Have you taken steps to ensure your AC unit is working as efficiently as possible? Before you set yourself up for months of high energy bills, check out these summer AC prep tips.
Clean Debris from Indoor Vents and Your Outdoor AC Unit
It’s important to keep the airflow to and from your AC unit moving efficiently. In order to do this, you need to clean your air vents. Vacuum off any dust that may have accumulated on the vents, or wipe them down with a dust-trapping cloth. If you have any furniture, curtains, or other objects blocking the vents, make sure to move those before turning on your air conditioning.
As for your outdoor AC unit, remove any leaves, twigs, grass, or other debris that has built up around it. If you are putting out mulch this spring, make sure not to mulch around the outdoor condenser. Keep toys, grilling supplies, outdoor furniture and other objects away from the unit so it can work as efficiently as possible.
Change Your Air Filters
This is a good time to change your home air filter. Most manufacturers recommend doing this once every 30-60 days, but you should strive for at least once a quarter. If you change your filters at the beginning of each season, you can maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. This is also a great way to remove allergens that may be trapped in your air filter from the spring months.
Get Your AC Unit Professionally Inspected
Having your AC unit inspected is the best way to avoid costly repairs. The inspector can point out small problems before they turn into big ones, and they can conduct routine maintenance to extend the life of your AC system. Here at Quality Comfort HVAC, we offer a variety of AC repair and maintenance services for homes and businesses in Michigan. One of our licensed repair technicians can look over your AC unit to make sure it’s ready for the summer, and we can recommend other maintenance steps you may want to take in the future.
To schedule an AC inspection, call (586) 778-8600. We offer emergency repairs, furnace repairs, boiler repairs, and many other HVAC services. Contact us to learn more.