3 Ways To Make Sure Your AC Is Ready For Summer
With summer right around the corner, now is the time to start making sure that your home’s air conditioning system has everything it needs for the long road ahead. If it isn’t already, your air conditioning system is going to likely start running almost nonstop over the coming months, and likely won’t get another break until the temperature starts to cool down closer to the fall months. This kind of marathon can put quite the strain on your system, and if you haven’t taken the time to prepare your AC for that strain, you could very quickly find yourself with a system that is non-functioning.
Taking a couple of steps now can help ensure that your home’s air conditioning system is able to stay up and running efficiently over the coming months, lowering your energy costs and helping to make sure that your system is able to stay up and running for a long time to come. In order to help you in this endeavor, our HVAC team of experts have taken the time to put together this short list this short list of things you can do now to ensure that your AC has the care it needs to work properly and efficiently over the coming months.
Check Your Filters
One of the most important things you can do for your Palm Bay home’s air conditioning system is to make sure that you are checking and changing your air filters regularly. If your system has disposable filters, you need to make sure that you are changing them out every month or so, and if your system has a permanent filter, you will want to make sure you are washing it out at about the same rate.
Dirty air filters are one of the leading causes behind most air conditioning breakdowns, and ironically, they are one of the easiest things you can do to keep your system in good shape. Dirty air filters can make it more difficult for your system to do its job, making it work harder to pump the same amount of air throughout your home. This extra work puts additional strain on the system and can also cause your monthly energy bills to spike because of how inefficiently your system is operating. Taking about five minutes before summer gets into full swing can potentially save you hundreds of dollars down the line on repair costs and your monthly bills.
Keep The Air Around Your Outdoor Unit Clear
If your home’s air conditioning system has an outdoor unit, you will want to make sure that you take a walk outside before the summer gets into full swing and make sure that the area around it is fully cleared of any debris or growth.
Any debris or other materials around the outdoor unit to you system can potentially get stuck in the unit itself, causing it to run less efficiently and even causing serious damage depending on what the material is.
Clean Out Your Vents
Your home’s air conditioning system can only work its best when there is nothing obstructing the flow of air throughout your home. You can take care of this task yourself by just doing a visual inspection to make sure that nothing is blocking the vents throughout your home, be it dust or furniture or something similar, but for the best results, it might
be worth investing in a professional duct cleaning to ensure that your air ducts are clean and clear, and that you have maximum airflow throughout your home.