Getting your air conditioning system ready for summer is an important part of taking care of your home. But many homeowners don’t exactly know where to start. Fortunately, the majority of maintenance duties need to be carried out by a professional, although there are some things that need to be taken care of by the homeowner on a routine basis. You rely heavily on your AC during the hot summer months, and maintenance is a great way to improve performance and energy efficiency, as well as reduce the need for repairs.
- Enroll in a maintenance program: This is without a doubt the single best way to get your AC ready for summer. There’s simply no substitute for professional inspection, cleaning, and precision tune-ups. During these maintenance visits, your AC technician gets a good look at the way your system currently operates. He can clean the coils and adjust the level of refrigerant as needed. He will also be able to recognize problems that may be in their early stages.
- Check your air filter: Your air filter is designed to prevent the accumulation of dust and other debris on your sensitive mechanical components. But it needs to be regularly changed in order to work properly. When debris builds up on the air filter, it can become clogged and this can lead to airflow issues. Frozen evaporator coils and inadequate cooling can both result from a clogged air filter.
- Duct cleaning: If you have a forced air distribution system, you already know how important your ducts are to your air conditioning. Over time, your ducts can accumulate lots of debris, such as dust, pollen, and dander. These can block airflow and lead to indoor air quality issues. Duct cleaning is a great way to improve system longevity in addition to energy efficiency.
Call Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating today if you need air conditioning maintenance in Cleveland!