With spring growing ever closer, it is time to schedule an HVAC service. An HVAC service provides a thorough inspection and a full service tune-up of the home’s cooling system. However, there are steps the homeowner can take as well to help prepare the air conditioning system for the upcoming cooling season. Hal Mechanical will share what the homeowner can do to ensure top performance from their air conditioning system.
Change Air Filters
One of the first and essential maintenance a homeowner can perform regularly is to change out their air conditioner filters. The air filters helps to protect the air conditioning system and purifies the indoor air. However, when an air filter becomes impacted with dirt, it causes stress on the air conditioner leading to premature wear and malfunction of the cooling system. To help prepare the air conditioner, one of the first places to start is the air filter.
Clean Around Condenser Unit
Most especially in the case of ground air conditioning units, you as the homeowner will want to keep the surrounding area clean. Keep grass and other plants at least a foot away from the air conditioner. Weeds frequently grow around ground units. Debris and garage also collect near the unit. Vegetation, garbage, and other obstructions can restrict proper air flow around the air conditioner unit which causes stress and potential damages to the unit. It is important to keep the area around the air conditioner unit clean, so there is plenty of space for efficient air flow. For roof top units you can leave cleaning around the air conditioner to the professionals. Cleaning the air conditioner unit that is on the roof can be dangerous. A professional will clear away any debris, garbage and bird nests that may have accumulated around the air conditioner.
Air Vent Cleaning
While preparing your air conditioning system for summer, go through the home and make sure the air vents have no blockages and are fully open. At this time you may also want to clean them if needed. If dust has built up around the air vents, use a vacuum cleaner with a bristle attachment to clean the vents. Again, make sure the vents are opened up. It is a major mistake to restrict air flow and can cause damages to the air conditioning system.
Schedule Air Conditioning Tune-Up Maintenance
After you have taken the needed steps to prepare your air conditioning system for the coming summer season, your next step is to schedule a tune-up. An air conditioning tune-up service ensures your air conditioning system is healthy. An HVAC technician will inspect the cooling system while they clean, tighten loose screws and bolts, lubricate, and recharge the refrigerant if necessary. There are many aspects of the cooling system that is tuned-up which will ensure your air conditioning system stays healthy.
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Make sure to not neglect your air conditioning system this spring and schedule a professional HVAC tune-up service. Hal Mechanical provides air conditioning inspection and tune-up services and so much more. Contact Hal Mechanical today.