4 Ways to Prep Your AC For Summer
With summer weather on its way — your first thought is probably to crank up the air conditioning! However, before you can reap the benefits of cool indoor air, you should make sure your HVAC is ready for the season. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
1. Change Your Air Filters
As we spend more time indoors, the quality of our indoor air has become a popular topic. The key to ensuring that dust, pollen and other contaminants don’t spread throughout your home is changing your HVAC filters. Spring is the perfect time to change your filters for the upcoming warm weather, as these filters should be changed every three months.
2. Turn Your System on For a Test
Before you continuously run your HVAC unit every day during the summer months, it’s important to test your system and let it run. This way, you’ll be able to notice if something is wrong before the weather warms up too much.
You should ensure that the airflow coming from the unit is the same over the course of a few hours, as well as that the air constantly stays cool. If the air coming out of your AC is not cold, this can indicate that your cooling unit needs repair.
3. Remove Condenser Covers
While not in use, many homeowners cover their heating and cooling unit condenser to avoid any damage to the unit. However, you’ll want to ensure that your HVAC is uncovered before you turn it on for the season. You can also take a moment to remove any debris such as tree branches from the unit.
4. Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
While there are a number of checks you can perform on your heating and cooling unit at home, there’s nothing better than having a professional check it over! By utilizing the help of our technicians, you will be able to have your system checked and any repairs that need to be done can then be completed efficiently.
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We understand that you may be concerned about letting anyone into your home at this time. We want you to know that at Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Solar, we will be there for you if you need any of our services and that you will be safe and protected as we follow a strict protocol to keep both you and our team of comfort consultants and technicians safe- so you don’t have to sacrifice your comfort. To schedule an appointment, contact our team today: (408) 868-5500