Winter is mostly behind us now, and High Desert homeowners are looking forward to all of the fun that spring and summer have to offer. As part of your routine spring cleaning, you should include air conditioning maintenance. At Elite Climate Control, we recommend that our High Desert customers service their air conditioners prior to the arrival of the warmest summer weather. This helps to prevent unexpected and expensive repairs when your cooling system is needed the most.
What Should Be Done During the Spring for My Air Conditioner?
You should schedule a tune-up appointment for your air conditioner, preferably in the month of April. This is the time when our HVAC technicians have the most availability, and you can schedule a tune-up when it is convenient for you. As you won’t be using your air conditioner at this time, our professional technicians can inspect the system to ensure there are no underlying issues that could result in a repair down the road. The inspection is designed to allow you to see the current state of your system, and to allow you to make preventative repairs if necessary.
Filters should be changed on your air conditioning system. The air filters should be changed on a regular basis, at least once a month. Start the spring off right by using a new, clean air filter on your system. This will allow your air conditioner to operate at the maximum efficiency when the first hot day arrives, and you need to turn on your cooling system. The filter works to trap dust, dirt and pollen that travels through your air conditioning system, and prevent it from recirculating throughout your home. It helps to keep the air in your home clean, but the filter can easily become clogged. This is why it should be changed regularly.
You should inspect the exterior of your air conditioner and remove any debris that has piled up near the unit throughout the winter months. Dry leaves from last autumn or sticks that broke off during the winter month can collect around your air conditioner. Remove any yard debris and weed around your air conditioner in order to keep the exterior clean and clear.
Taking the time in the spring to perform routine maintenance will allow you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy a cool, comfortable house all summer long. Many people avoid this type of spring cleaning as they are busy tackling other chores. However, they often regret this procrastination when their air conditioning unit breaks down on a warm humid day in the middle of the summer. It is more affordable to schedule a tune-up appointment in the spring than to wait to address repairs after damage has already been done to the unit. Find out more information about scheduling a spring tune-up for your air conditioner, contact Elite Climate Control today.