Springtime is beginning to bud, and the increase in temperature is nothing if not a welcome change. But if you’re someone who prefers staying cool during the summer, be careful not to let spring’s mild weather lull you into a false sense of security; summer is hot on its heels! Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to secure your cool summer comfort – before summer even begins! Read on for the 5 springtime steps to safeguard your summer A/C!
Check Up On Your Outdoor Unit
Fall and Winter can be seasons of intensity, and often leave yards littered with leaves, twigs and all manner of other debris. This scattered scene isn’t easy on the eyes, but it’s a lot harder on your outdoor A/C unit. Spring is a great time to check up on your outdoor unit, clearing away any debris that might interfere with its proper functioning. If your unit looks disheveled or unlevel, it’s best to call an HVAC maintenance pro to ensure that it hasn’t sustained any serious damage.
Conduct A Duct Cleaning
With no shortage of allergens floating through the springtime air, your sinuses don’t need any extra assailants! Don’t let dirty ducts add to the assault on your sensitive senses. Scheduling a professional duct cleaning before heavy summer A/C use ensures that accumulated dirt, mold and other health hazards will never make it out of the vents and into your home!
Fetch A Filter
HVAC filter replacement isn’t a suggestion; it’s a necessity! If you don’t routinely change your filter, your system may be suffering needlessly. A buildup of mold and dirt in your HVAC filter can significantly hamper A/C function, and put a damper on your Summer serenity. If you want air conditioning that’s all revved up and ready to go when the summer sun starts scorchin’, replacing your filter is a must!
Test Your A/C
The swelter and sweat of the first summer heat wave is a bad time to realize that your A/C doesn’t work; better to be proactive! Once cleaning and filter replacement are behind you, it’s time to take your cooling system for a test run. Adjust your thermostat to a reasonable summer setting and stay tuned. If everything cools down in a snap, you’re in the clear; if not, it’s time to call the pros in for some troubleshooting.
Routine HVAC Visits
One of the best ways to ensure that you’ll be spending the summer in cool, breezy comfort is to schedule routine visits from your local HVAC specialists. Regular inspections and maintenance guarantee that you’ll be all set to take a seat and beat the summer heat, and Kinkaid Heating & Air Conditioning has the A/C services you need to get the job done right. Don’t be undone by the summer sun – keep your cool and call today!