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Top 5 AC Must-Do’s in Evansville, IN 

By Perfection Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
May 31, 2024

You may wonder why you should think about your air conditioner when summer is still a month away. But the air conditioner represents the leg of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that will have to work hard in the coming months, especially with the summer temperatures we get here in Evansville, IN.

Now is a good time to complete some tasks that will help prepare your air conditioner for the task ahead. We’ll look at the top five things you must do this spring.

1. Change the Air Filter

The air filter in HVAC units helps trap airborne contaminants like dust, pollen, pet dander, hair, and more. 

Over time, the filter will become too dirty. Using your air conditioner with dirty filters means restricted airflow, reduced efficiency, and poor indoor air quality. If you haven’t changed your air conditioner’s filter since the last cooling season, this spring gives you another great opportunity to do so.

2. Clean the Outdoor Unit

That large metal box outside your home contains the condenser coils and other components that help transfer the heat from your home to the outside. Over time, it can become clogged with dirt, leaves, and debris. This restricts airflow around it and can affect your system’s function.

Cleaning the outdoor unit should be a part of your spring cleaning routine. 

3. Clean the Supply and Return Vents

The supply vents introduce conditioned air to rooms across your home, while the return vents draw air from your indoor space back into your HVAC system. Dust and debris can build up on the vents after some time, reducing airflow and efficiency. 

Cleaning these vents can improve your comfort levels and help your air conditioning unit work without using too much energy. You can clean the supply and return vents by wiping them down with a damp cloth or by using a vacuum cleaner. If you have a split system, now is also a good time to clean the air handler.

4. Check the Thermostat

The thermostat controls your HVAC system. You don’t want to find out that your thermostat needs replacing in the middle of summer in Evansville, IN, where temperatures can reach 90 degrees. Check the unit to ensure it’s responsive. 

Replace the batteries if you haven’t changed them in the past year and confirm that the unit can still control your air conditioning system.

5. Schedule Maintenance Work 

Spring is the best time to schedule maintenance work for your air conditioner. During the maintenance appointment, the technician can do the cleaning and inspection work we’ve covered above and complete any necessary HVAC repair work.

Are you looking for an HVAC company in Evansville, IN, to help prepare your air conditioner for the summer months? Call Perfection Heating, Air, and Refrigeration at (812) 508-8387 to schedule a consultation.

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We are here to help! At Perfection Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration our goal is to provide perfect HVAC repair & replacements to homeowners in the Evansville, Indiana area and beyond. 

If you are in need of help improving the comfort in your home, or would like a free estimate on getting a new system, get in touch with us! Our team is standing by ready to help.

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