How To Prepare Your AC System for Spring
When warmer weather starts to roll in, it’s time to start thinking about getting your AC system ready for the upcoming season. After a long winter, your air conditioner has probably been idle for months, so it’s essential to perform some basic maintenance to ensure it’s running smoothly when you need it most. In this blog post, we’ll go over some simple steps to help you prepare your AC for spring.
Clean or Replace Air Filters
One of the quickest and easiest things you can do to prepare your air conditioner for spring is to clean or replace your air filters. Air filters are responsible for keeping the air in your home clean and free of dust and allergens. Over time, they get clogged and dirty, making it harder for your air conditioning system to circulate air and operate efficiently. By cleaning or replacing your air filters, you can improve both your AC’s energy efficiency and the air quality of your home.
Clean Your Ductwork
Just like with your AC’s air filters, your ductwork can accumulate dust, dirt, and debris over time, which can also affect your AC unit’s efficiency and the air quality in your home. Have your ductwork cleaned by a professional to improve your AC system’s performance and the air quality in your home.
Check Your Thermostat
Before you start using your AC system regularly, you’ll want to check your thermostat to ensure it’s working correctly. A faulty thermostat can cause your AC to either not cool your home or use more energy trying to do so, diminishing your AC’s life span faster than usual. Check that your thermostat is set to the right temperature and that it’s working correctly.
You can also upgrade to a programmable/smart thermostat, which can help you save money on your energy bills by automatically adjusting the temperature in your home based on your schedule.
Inspect Your Outdoor Unit
If you own an AC with an outdoor unit, it’s likely been exposed to the elements all winter long. Clean and clear your AC of any debris or dirt that may have accumulated on your unit. This also includes the condensate drain line — the line that runs through your AC system leading to the outside — as it’s responsible for handling the excess moisture buildup when using your AC. A clogged drain line means frozen evaporator coils, which leads to bigger issues for your AC. You should also inspect the unit for any signs of damage, such as dents or cracks. If you notice any damage, it’s best to call a professional to repair it before you start using your AC system.
Schedule a Professional Maintenance Visit
While these are some maintenance tasks you can perform yourself, it’s always a good idea to schedule a professional maintenance visit to ensure your AC is running in top condition by the time spring rolls around. At Total Air & Heat, our professional technicians are highly trained to perform a thorough inspection of your system to catch any issues and make repairs or adjustments as needed to keep your air conditioning working optimally.
Ensure your air conditioner is ready to go with the help of Total Air! Call us at 972-881-0020 to schedule an AC maintenance visit in the Dallas area.