It’s almost summer, and the temperatures are quickly rising. It can get seriously hot, especially in the South, and without air conditioning, your home can be downright unlivable.
Your air conditioner will be your lifeline during the hot summer, and making sure that it’s ready will be of utmost importance. Here’s what you’re going to need to prepare your air conditioner for summer.
Change Your Air Filter!
Clean The Coils
The coils are important for controlling how hot and cold air flows in and out of the unit. It’s important to make sure it’s not clogged or filthy.
You can clean the coils in the outside unit with a hose, but make sure that it’s turned off and that you don’t get any water on the electrical box.
Clear Anything That Might Be Blocking The Unit
You’re going to want to keep one foot of clearance at least for your outdoor unit.
If there is any dirt, debris, grass, leaves, or small stones blocking the unit, remove them straight away.
Furniture and other items might also block off the unit, preventing proper air flow. Check to make sure that there’s nothing in the way!
Stay On Top of The System
Some things you’re going to want to listen for or check for are:
● HVAC system turning on and off at random
● Air flow or temperature differences between rooms or floors
● Odd noises from your system
● Energy bill increases
● Poor air flow