As Floridians, we use our air conditioning systems nearly year round. But with Spring right around the corner, now is the time to make sure your AC system is prepared for rising temperatures.
4 Ways to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Spring
No one wants to get caught with a broken air conditioner in the middle of a hot Florida day. Luckily, these four easy steps will help to get your AC ready for Spring.
1. Change the Air Filter
Air filters collect dander, dirt, dust, and other airborne debris so it doesn’t continue to circulate throughout your home. Over time, this debris cakes your air filter, making it less efficient. When this happens, your AC system has to work harder to cool your home.
As the temperatures begin to rise in the Sunshine State, the last thing you want is an excess strain on your AC system. An easy way to keep your system working as efficiently as possible is to change the air filter on a regular basis.
Not only will this help to lessen the strain on your system, but a fresh air filter will help fight against pesky seasonal allergies.
2. Clean the Area Around the Condenser Unit
With colder temperatures comes dead foliage. While we might not experience hard freezes like our neighbors to the North, dead leaves, sticks, and other debris can still accumulate in our yards – and more specifically, around the outdoor component of the AC system.
With Spring on the horizon, now is a great time to do a quick inspection of the area around the condenser (the outside portion of the system). If you see debris near the condenser unit, clear it away. You can also give the unit a quick wash by simply spraying it with a hose.
3. Clean Return Grills and Supply Vents
Even though the air filter works to catch dust and other debris, dirt and dust can still accumulate near the supply vents and return grills.
Before Spring arrives, we recommend that you make sure the supply vents and return grills are clean, open, and free of debris. This requires a simple wipe-down of the parts, but if you want a deeper clean, you can vacuum the area as well.
4. Schedule Preventive Maintenance
If you want your AC system to perform at its best this Spring and beyond, preventive maintenance is a smart investment.
Scheduling a preventive maintenance appointment with Complete Air Mechanical will ensure your system receives a comprehensive tune-up. From confirming that the thermostat is displaying and the system is cycling to the correct temperature to flushing the drain line, preventive maintenance will give you peace of mind in knowing your system is functioning efficiently.
Some HVAC companies offer generous maintenance programs to their customers. At Complete Air Mechanical, our Preferred Customer Program keeps your AC at peak performance for just $59.95 per year. Plus, customers get 10% off parts and labor during the effective period of the program.
Keep Your AC’s Performance Efficient All Year-Round With Complete Air Mechanical
If you want your AC to perform at its best all year-round, preventive maintenance is a must. If you’re ready to get your AC system in tip-top shape for Spring and beyond, call Complete Air Mechanical today for system maintenance.