Summer is coming. It’s almost time to enjoy the warm, sunny weather, backyard barbecues, and dips in the pool. But, it also means it’s time for air conditioning. Do you know if your AC system is prepared to serve you well this summer? Here are a few things you can do to get your air conditioner ready for the warmer days ahead.
Is there a buildup of brush around your outdoor air conditioning system? This can limit airflow and, therefore, efficiency. Take some time to remove that brush and clear out the system, so you can enjoy better efficiency.
If you haven’t changed the air conditioning filter in while, now’s the time to do so. Again, a clogged or dirty filter will hurt your system’s efficiency, so you need to take action before that happens. You should be changing your filter every one to three months, so do so now if you haven’t in a while.
Ceiling fans can help you enjoy the cooling effect of your air conditioner more, but only if they’re turned the right direction. In the summer, you want the fans blowing air down to cool your skin, but in the winter, you want them pulling air up to circulate heated air through your home. Switch them so that they spin clockwise in the summer.
Finally, the spring is the time to schedule your air conditioning maintenance and tune up appointment. At this appointment, an HVAC technician will look closely at the components of your system to ensure they’re working exactly as they should. They will top off coolant levels, check all electrical components, test the system, inspect it from the inside out, and find any potential problems that may be brewing.
If you’re ready to ensure your air conditioner is going to serve you well all summer long, contact the team at James A. Wheat & Son. We offer air conditioning maintenance and inspections as well as repair services to customers in Maryland and the Washington, DC metro area. Contact us today to have your system optimized for the summer ahead.