Is Your AC Ready for Warmer Weather?

Spring is finally here, and hot summer days are just a few short months away. Is your air conditioner ready? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your AC a whole lot of thought during the winter months. Even though it’s not in use, however, parts can wear out, and your cooling system may need a little bit of TLC to ensure that it will work properly this summer.

Here are a few easy ways to get your air conditioner ready for spring and summer.

Spring AC  Maintenance Tips

Spring AC Maintenance
“06/14/2014: Air conditioner fan” flickr photo by Cuyahoga jco shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

Before you crank up your air conditioner for this first time this year, tackle these basic maintenance tasks:

  1. Clean the outdoor unit. During the winter, debris like leaves, branches and trash can accumulate around your AC’s outdoor condenser unit. This debris inhibits the system from functioning properly, so be sure to clear it out before firing up the system. Remove loose debris by hand, and use a garden how to clean the unit’s exterior.
  2. Replace the filter. Your air conditioner’s filter is responsible for catching dust, dander and other airborne debris when the system is in use. If the filter becomes clogged, your AC has to work harder to cool your home, and more of those particles may be circulated throughout your home. Replace the filter every spring and fall, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  3. Schedule an AC tune-up. Spring is the perfect time to have a professional tune up your cooling system. In addition to performing basic air conditioner maintenance, your technician will take a close look at the entire system to ensure there aren’t any existing or potential problems. Tune-ups prevent breakdowns, improve efficiency and protect your investment.

Air Conditioner Tune-Ups

If you’re in need of an air conditioner tune-up, trust the experts right here at Triple Service Inc. We’ll carefully examine your air conditioner and address any problems we find. We’ll also let you know if it might be time to upgrade to a newer system. For the best air conditioner repair, maintenance and installation, give us a call now! Call 815-539-3828.

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