Warm, sunny days are approaching, and it is never too early to start thinking about your air conditioner maintenance. You do not want to wait until summer hits to realize that your air conditioner is not doing its job to cool your home.
Here are three air conditioner maintenance tips that will get your home ready for summer:
- Schedule an annual maintenance appointment. Getting this appointment in the calendar early ensures that you can have your system checked well before it becomes a necessity. If you wait until later in the season, it may be difficult to get a technician readily available, since they will be busier. This routine maintenance will include an inspection that looks for any signs of damage and wear and tear. The technician will ensure each part is working properly, the filters are clean, and your air conditioner is running efficiently. This helps to identify any potential issues before they become bigger problems, while also saving on your monthly bills by keeping your system energy-efficient.
- Do some spring gardening. Your air conditioner compressor or condenser is typically located outside the house, close to your foundation. It does its job best when there is clear space all around the unit, so clearing any encroaching shrubs, grass, leaves, and branches will make a big difference. Aim for about two feet of clearance.
- Check your thermostat. You have been focused on making sure your furnace is keeping your home warm, but it is time to check that your thermostat is working properly to keep your home cool as well. If you have an older thermostat, you can also consider upgrading to a smart, programmable thermostat that will let you set a schedule to make your system more energy-efficient.
Reach out to us today if you would like to learn more about air conditioner maintenance or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified and experienced technicians. We can help keep your air conditioner working and running great.