Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget About Your Air Conditioner This Year
Spring is officially here, and for most of us, spring cleaning is well underway. As you organize cabinets, declutter unused closets, and dust off lights and blinds, make sure to add AC to your list! There are many things you can do to make sure your air conditioner is in tip top shape to help you get through the summer. Here are some spring cleaning tips!
1. Test Your System
It’s likely your air conditioner has been off since winter. Early spring is the best time to test your AC unit to make sure it’s in good, working condition. The last thing you want is to go to turn it on in the summer, only to find out it’s not working properly. Testing it early will allow you to schedule an appointment with your HVAC technician well before you really need your air conditioning.
2. Seal Your Windows and Doors
Windows and doors can create many problems throughout the year by letting outside air in, especially if there are any gaps or holes – even small ones! Not only can this cause discomfort, but this can also lead to high energy bills if not addressed. By sealing your windows and doors, you can ensure that none of the air coming from your AC gets out – and no warm and humid air gets in.
3. Clean Your Air Vents
Your return air vents can accumulate a decent amount of dust and dirt as air passes through. By using a rag or vacuum, you can remove any dust buildup that could be impacting your air quality. If left unaddressed, these dust particles will get blown out of the supply vent, making its home on your carpets, furniture, bedding, and other places of your home.
4. Remove Debris From Around Your Unit
Do you have an outdoor unit? Make sure there’s nothing obstructing the airflow! Go outside and remove any weeds, rocks, trees, branches, plants, or other debris around your unit. You can also take your hose and rinse off your unit. Overtime, leaves, grass, and dirt can collect on top or on the sides of your AC unit. Removing any obstructions is important because if there isn’t proper airflow around the outdoor condenser coils, your AC unit could not only overheat, but it could also break down.
5. Schedule An AC Maintenance
Every year, it’s recommended that you schedule an AC tune-up. Much like you wouldn’t drive a car 10,000 miles without changing the oil, you shouldn’t go more than a year without an AC maintenance. A routine maintenance has many benefits, including:
- Improves energy efficiency
- Provides better indoor air quality
- Ensures greater comfort all season long
- Fewer costly service calls and repairs needed
- Prolongs the life of your AC system
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