This past summer, your AC unit took a beating, keeping you cool and comfortable in scorching Greater Vegas, NV, heat. As temperatures wind down and the leaves start to turn, now is the time to give your AC a rest with a professional Hal Mechanical tune-up. A preventative maintenance plan will provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that your air conditioning unit is in top-notch working condition when you need it, and it will extend the lifespan of your unit by catching any issues before they turn into expensive repairs or, worse yet, replacements. The expert HVAC technicians at Hal Mechanical have provided the following tips to help care for your AC unit at the end of summer.
How Do I Clean & Care for My AC After Summer?
Follow these easy tips between your Hal Mechanical professional preventative maintenance plan to help keep your AC unit running flawlessly when you next need it.
1. Change your Air Filter: The experts at Hal Mechanical recommend changing your air filter every 60-90 days. Dirty air filters can harm indoor air quality and drastically impair the performance of your AC unit. Contact Hal Mechanical for assistance if you are uncomfortable changing the air filter.
2. Clean your Outdoor Condenser AC Unit: Dirt leaves and other outdoor debris collect around your AC unit during the summer. Regularly sweep around the area of your AC unit to help prevent leaves from entering your system. Trim bushes and landscaping that may have grown in the summer months away from your AC unit.
3. Listen to Your AC Running: Is your AC unit making rattling, clanking, or metallic noises? Unusual noises could indicate damage and should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage. Your Hal Mechanical technician can troubleshoot your unit between professional maintenance and tune-ups to stay ahead of any issues.
4. AC Maintenance: You can do some maintenance with a garden hose to remove exterior dirt and debris. This simple DIY maintenance will help extend your AC unit’s longevity. You will need to pull the disconnect plug before applying water. The disconnect plug can be found on the wall beside your unit. Open the cover and pop the switch to manually turn off the unit and stop electricity from running to your AC. Once you have finished hosing the unit down, you must wait until it is completely dry before plugging it back in.
Can I Extend the Life of My HVAC System or Do I Need a New One?
If you notice that your air conditioner is struggling and not cooling your home efficiently, don’t wait until next summer when it will become an emergency. Schedule your Hal Mechanical end-of-year maintenance and tune-up to ensure your air conditioner unit is operating efficiently and ready for the following summer. Combine your air conditioning tune-up with a furnace tune-up to ensure you are prepared for fall weather.
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If you encounter issues with your HVAC system, never attempt to repair them yourself; DIY repairs can cause further and often irreparable damage to your air conditioner unit and void the warranty.
To learn more about AC maintenance plans, tune-ups, repairs, and replacements, and to schedule an appointment, contact the experts at Hal Mechanical today.