Summer can be unbearable without a functioning air conditioning system. To ensure that your AC is in tip-top shape and ready to keep you cool during the hot summer months, there are several things you can do to prepare your air conditioner for the season. Here are some tips to help you avoid problems with your air conditioning system:
- Clean or replace your air filters Dirty air filters are a leading cause of air conditioning problems. Clogged filters restrict airflow, forcing the system to work harder and consume more energy. Clean or replace the filters every 1-3 months to ensure efficient operation.
- Clean the outdoor unit Your air conditioning unit’s outdoor unit is exposed to the elements, which can cause debris to build up and clog the unit, affecting its performance. To prevent this, clean the unit regularly by removing any debris, such as leaves, grass clippings, and twigs that may have accumulated around it.
- Check the refrigerant level Low refrigerant levels can cause your air conditioning system to malfunction. If the refrigerant level is low, your system may require a refrigerant recharge. Contact a professional HVAC technician to check the refrigerant level and recharge the system if necessary.
- Inspect the ductwork Leaky ducts can cause cool air to escape, leading to poor cooling performance and higher energy bills. Have a professional HVAC technician inspect your ductwork to ensure that it is properly sealed and insulated.
- Schedule professional maintenance Regular professional maintenance can prevent air conditioning problems and extend the life of your system. Have a professional HVAC technician inspect and service your air conditioning system at least once a year, preferably before the start of the summer season.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your air conditioning system is in top condition and ready to keep you cool all summer long. However, if you do experience any issues with your system, it’s best to leave the repairs to the professionals.
Tanana Air Conditioning & Heating is a reliable and experienced air conditioning repair company that can help you keep your system running smoothly. Our team of licensed and insured HVAC technicians can provide regular maintenance, repairs, and installation services for all types of air conditioning systems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and ensure that your air conditioning system is ready for the summer season.