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Spring Tips to Ensure Your Air Conditioner is Ready for the Season

Air Conditioner Maintenance
Posted on May 23, 2024
by Appleby Systems

With warmer weather fast approaching, it's time to ensure your air conditioner is working correctly and ready for the season. Preparing it now will not only save you time and money but also prevent the possibility of your cooling system breaking down on the hottest day of the year.  

Maintaining your air conditioner has many benefits, such as better performance, improved efficiency, and increased equipment longevity. Here are our top seven maintenance tips to use this spring! 

1. Schedule a Maintenance Service 

Schedule a maintenance service with a professional, licensed contractor. They will perform various tasks, such as cleaning the system and testing electrical components. Additionally, they will put your system under (simulated) pressure to ensure the refrigerant levels are up to specifications. This ensures efficiency and prevents refrigerant leaks from escaping into the atmosphere. 

2. Remove the Air Conditioner Cover 

Ensure the air conditioner cover, if you have one, is off. Typically, these would be found on the outdoor unit and can be stored for the rest of the summer.  

3. Test Your System Early 

Don't wait until the first hot day arrives. Test your system beforehand by setting the thermostat to "cooling" mode to ensure your AC is working properly. 

4. Check the Outdoor Unit 

Ensure the outdoor unit's fan (condenser) is running. Confirm that the outdoor condensing unit is level and free of debris. Dust off any leaves, twigs or other items, and ensure the area around the unit is clear.  

5. Replace the Furnace Filter 

Check the furnace filter to see if it is dusty or dirty. Replace it if necessary. 

6. Inspect the Insulation 

Inspect the insulation on refrigerant lines and condensate lines. Replace any damaged insulation to ensure your system runs at optimal efficiency. 

7. Change Thermostat Batteries 

If your thermostat has batteries, change them yearly if you haven't already done so during the winter season. 

Book Spring AC Maintenance Today 

With these simple tips, you'll make sure your air conditioner is ready for the hottest days of the season.  

For professional maintenance and expert service, contact Appleby Systems today. Our experienced technicians are ready to help you keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long.  

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