Before you know it, summer’s sweltering heat will be upon us. The last thing you want is for your air conditioning unit to give out on you during the hottest months of the year.
One way to avoid this is by being attentive to some of the basics of AC maintenance. There are a few specific steps you can take before the season even begins to make sure your unit functions at a peak level.
AC Maintenance Tips: What to Do Before Summer
Change Your AC Filters
One of the simplest things you can do to ensure the proper functioning of your AC unit is to replace the filters in your AC returns. Ideally, these should be changed out every month or so. If you haven’t changed yours recently, you’ll definitely want to do that before the summer season begins.
Clean Debris Away from Your Unit
If you have leaves or grass clippings that have accumulated around your unit, gently sweep them away, ensuring that you do not brush them into the unit itself. As you begin spring lawn care, make sure you avoid blowing any debris into your AC unit.
Make Sure Your Unit is Level
You will also want to double check that, if your AC is set on a slab, that slab is nice and level. If it’s obviously slanted, you’ll want to place a small piece of wood under the corner to correct it.
Check the Age of Your Unit
Today’s AC units typically last at least 10 years, maybe as many as 15. If your unit has been around for longer than that, you may wish to weigh the merits of simply replacing it now, rather than face the possibility of a sudden outage during the hottest months of summer.
Schedule an AC Maintenance Appointment
Schedule a pre-season maintenance appointment, or give or give us a call at (910) 791-1988 today to learn more. We are excited to provide you with the solutions you require to live safely and comfortably.