February 5, 2019

Summer’s Coming! What to Expect from your A/C

Summer is almost here and it’s a really good idea to prepare your A/C unit as quickly as possible. The challenge is that you rarely know how to prepare your unit. But without the right preparations and a good approach you might end up with issues. Which is why we recommend you to follow these tips below.

Check the thermostat and see if it’s working

The thermostat will track the temperature and then manage the way the A/C works. If the thermostat is malfunctioning or of it’s old, a newer unit that has programming tools really helps a lot. It will work amazingly well, so check it out and it will be worth it.

See if there’s any sign of wear

The ductwork in particular seems to be the one that will have such issues. Replacing the ductwork before the summer might be necessary, so make sure that you track all these little things beforehand to avoid any possible problems. It might not seem or feel like much, but it’s very important to do this.

Is the drain line working?

During winter the A/C drain line might end up clogged, so the best thing that you can do is to check it out and even test it a bit. Rinsing it with a gallon of water might be a good idea, to ensure that it really works as intended, otherwise there can be problems. And while there, see if there’s anything that might
block the airflow, you want to avoid such things.

Change the air filters

Every summer you should change the air filters. These help capture dust and dirt, the last thing you want is to have dirt spores in your home. But since these air filters can only capture so much dirt until they are rendered useless, it’s important to change or at least clean the air filters adequately.

Make sure that the circuits are working

Ideally you want to be 100% sure that the circuits are working adequately. If there are damaged circuits, you must replace them as quickly as possible otherwise you can end up with problems and that’s obviously something for you to avoid.

What about the lifespan?

Every A/C unit has a recommended lifespan from the manufacturer. If the unit is close to that age or even past that age, a good idea is to think about replacing it. After all, you want something that has great value and efficiency, and it will help you a lot if you eliminate any possible issues adequately.

One thing is certain, preparing the A/C unit for the summer is not as hard as you might imagine. It might take a bit of time and effort, but with the right approach it will work amazingly well. Just check it out, give it a try and you will be incredibly happy with the results. Plus, regular maintenance also comes in handy, just check that out and it will be worth it!