How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer
Summer months can approach fast. And while you may be looking forward to all of the summer activities you have planned, the daily heat index can be troublesome and even dangerous if your AC unit is not in tip-top shape.
We will share with you everything that you want to know about getting your air conditioner summer ready.
Schedule Periodic Inspections
If you haven’t been scheduling periodic inspections for your AC unit, it’s possible that when you go to turn it on during the beginning of summer, issues may arise. The high summer heat can cause more stress to an air conditioner that has not been running in some time and is not in the best condition. It is best to schedule an inspection to learn if your HVAC unit can withstand the increased heat and workload.
These inspections not only will ensure that your AC is in good enough condition for the summer months, but are also a huge priority when it comes to keeping you and your family safe.
Carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, and electrical problems are a few things that can happen if your HVAC unit is not maintained properly. Gas leaks and wiring issues are among the many things that an HVAC professional will look for during one of these inspections.
Regularly scheduling routine checks will help to prevent some of these terrible accidents from taking place in your home and help to protect you and your family.
Save on Your Energy Bills and Repairs
If your air conditioner has any existing issues, it can cause the unit to have to work harder to cool your home down resulting in a hefty energy bill. When you schedule regular maintenance inspections, a professional will be able to pinpoint the problem so this can be avoided.
A properly functioning AC unit will be more efficient than one that is having any issues. To keep your air conditioner summer ready, it will need to be maintained so that it does not work too hard to keep your air cool. A clogged or dirty air filter may cause your AC to work harder and not as efficiently. When your air conditioner has to work harder it uses more energy resulting in a large bill.
Increased work of your AC unit can also cause stress to the hardware which can cause broken parts. During your periodic inspections, these issues can be identified and replaced or repaired ahead of time. Emergency repairs are always far more expensive than those that would be done during your inspection.
Having an air conditioner summer ready is essential for comfort in today’s age, especially with people working from home. Working up a sweat by just sitting in your home or doing small chores isn’t fun. When your HVAC unit functions well and properly all you have to worry about is being able to relax in a cool home during the warmest time of year.
How to Check for Issues
Maintenance on an AC unit is something that professionals train for. If you’re not a certified HVAC technician, it may be hard to check your air conditioning unit. Some issues need a professional to fix them. If you’re not sure how each component works together, it’s possible you can do more harm than good to your unit.
Our Bell Brothers team has the know-how and expertise to help keep your air conditioner summer month friendly.
Inspections for Electrical Issues & Leaks
Since the safety of you, your home, and your family is a priority, an inspection completed by a certified HVAC professional is key. Not only do they check the function of your AC unit but they can also check for bigger problems that may cause real damage.
This includes checking the ductwork, wiring, thermostat, air filter, and other important parts. Unlike DIY maintenance techniques you may have heard about, these professionals have the equipment and diagnostic tools to do a full check on your HVAC system.
They will also give you a full diagnostic report and recommend any repairs that should take place before running your HVAC unit. You will also receive instructions on how to keep your AC in the best condition possible.
Make the Most of Special Offers and Membership Bonuses
You may get lucky and find HVAC professionals that offer membership bonuses to maintain your AC unit throughout the year. At Bell Brothers, we offer a special package for our customers. System tune-ups and professional cleaning are included in the membership. Contact us today for details and terms of our membership reward program.
Keep Your HVAC Clean and Clear of Debris
Air conditioning summer issues are sometimes caused by debris being built up during the spring and winter months. When this hasn’t been cleared away it may cause blockages to your outdoor unit. Things such as dirt, twigs, and leaves can build up and cause your AC unit to overheat.
Along with your outdoor unit having the ability to become dirty, so does the inside of your AC unit.
Replace Air Filters
If you’ve noticed that you are sneezing or coughing more inside your home during the spring and summer months, you may have a buildup of dirt on your air filter. When air filters become dirty, they will work hard to remove allergens from your air.
Making sure to routinely replace these will help keep your air conditioner summer month prepped.
Clean Condenser Coils
A dirty condenser coil will cause your air conditioning system to have trouble cooling down the air around you. To ensure that your AC is ready for those hot summer nights, try to keep these as clean as you can.
Is your air conditioner summer ready? Contact Bell Brothers today and schedule your maintenance tune-up and inspection with our team of certified HVAC professionals.