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Tips To Prepare Your AC Unit For Summer

By Perfection Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
April 14, 2023
maintenance on AC unit

Warm weather is finally here in Evansville, what are you most looking forward to this season? The summer season brings many fun activities such as the Food Truck Festival or the Farmers Market. After a long day of summer fun, it is relaxing to return to a cool, air conditioned home. However without proper AC maintenance, you may return to a warm home and a broken unit. In this blog, we detail tips to prepare your AC unit for summer in Evansville and how it can benefit your home!

Summer Preparation Steps

We want our neighbors and community to fully enjoy the spring and summer season without worrying about an air conditioning issue or high monthly bills. Preparing your air conditioner for the heat helps ensure your home remains comfortable and cool all summer long with minimal repairs. Below are maintenance tasks homeowners can implement to maintain an efficient and effective air conditioning unit.

  • Schedule AC Maintenance
  • Clean Unit
  • Replace AC Filters
  • Install A Programmable Thermostat
  • Clean Air Vents

Schedule AC Maintenance

Air conditioning maintenance is the best way to ensure your AC unit is ready for the workload summer brings. Evansville summers often reach high temperatures that feel even hotter due to the humidity. This leads homeowners to turn down their thermostat setting, increasing the workload on your AC unit. While air conditioners are made for summer temperatures, underlying malfunctions and obstructions can lead to an overworked unit and possible breakdown. During air conditioning maintenance in Evansville, IN and surrounding areas, a trained Perfection technician will perform the following preventative maintenance tasks:

  • Thorough inspection of all components
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Change air filters
  • Unclog/clean condensate line & drain
  • Calibrate thermostat
  • Repair components as needed

Our expert technicians will perform a variety of other tasks depending on the type of air conditioner your home uses. Give us a call to schedule AC maintenance this spring to properly prepare your unit for the summer!

Related Article: Why Is Routine AC Maintenance Important?

Clean Unit

After sitting unused all winter long, your air conditioner can build up debris inside and around the unit. Before turning on your AC unit for the summer, we encourage homeowners to remove debris such as leaves, grass clippings, and sticks lodged in the system. We recommend allowing a professional to clean the inside of your air conditioner during your AC maintenance appointment, but homeowners should remove accessible obstructions. Debris can harm efficiency and cause your air conditioner to work harder than necessary, which can raise utility bills and lead to a costly repair!

Replace AC Filters

If your air filter is dirty, it allows more pollutants to slip through into the air you breathe. This can cause poor health symptoms and create discomfort this season. Not only do clogged air filters decrease indoor air quality, it can also overwork your air conditioner and lead to future problems. Air conditioners push air through the system easily while air filters catch pollutants. If the filter is dirty, the air conditioner uses more energy to push air through the open filter pores. The more energy used, the higher your monthly bills will be.

Install A Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are beneficial for keeping your home a comfortable temperature and saving on energy costs each month. Utility bills can be costly in the summers due to the need for air conditioning, so it is important to take action to lower energy usage whenever possible. Programmable thermostats are designed to adjust the thermostat setting at different hours throughout the day. It can be hard to remember to raise the thermostat temperature each day when you leave for work or before you get in bed, and programmable thermostats take the stress off your shoulders! According to Energy Star, homeowners can save up to 10% each year on heating and cooling by adjusting the thermostat 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours a day.

Clean Air Vents

It is important to maintain positive indoor air quality year-round, especially in the spring when allergies flare up! Dust and debris can settle on your air vents around your home, which spreads allergens and decreases air quality. To help keep you healthy, we recommend wiping down air vent covers and vacuuming visible debris inside the vents.

Benefits Of Preparing Your AC Unit

Properly preparing your air conditioner for the upcoming seasons can provide many advantages to you and your home. The summer season brings many vacations and out of the house activities for various homeowners, and your air conditioner should be the last thing you worry about. Below are 5 benefits of preparing your air conditioner for summer.

  • Lengthened Lifespan: If you take care of your air conditioner, it will take care of you in return. Performing preventative maintenance tasks can help ensure your air conditioner will live a long and healthy life with minimal repairs.
  • Improved Air Quality: Poor air quality can lead to uncomfortable allergy symptoms and long-term health effects such as respiratory diseases. Changing air filters, cleaning air vents, and scheduling AC maintenance can help you breathe easier this spring and summer!
  • Peace Of Mind: As we said, we want our customers to fully enjoy their summers! AC maintenance ensures your air conditioner will properly perform through every heat wave, because our technicians can catch problems before they result in costly repairs or uncomfortable breakdowns.
  • Lower Utility Bills: Who doesn’t love more spending money for fun activities this summer? Taking proper care of your air conditioner can help lower monthly costs while maintaining your cool comfort.
  • Increased AC Efficiency: The more energy used, the more you will spend each month. AC maintenance helps lower energy usage and increases energy efficiency to help the environment and your utility bills.

The experts at Perfection Heating and Air Conditioning hope you have an enjoyable, relaxing summer with minimal air conditioning problems. The best way to ensure your home remains cool and comfortable is properly preparing your air conditioner for the summer heat. We recommend following these simple steps to keep your air conditioner running efficiently and effectively all season long! Give us a call to schedule AC maintenance in Evansville, IN and surrounding areas.

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