Now that spring is just about upon us, it’s time to think about focusing on warmer weather. For homeowners, that means spring cleaning. One item that should definitely be on your list is air conditioning maintenance.
You’ll want to make sure that it is in good working order now. Don’t wait until the hot Texas summer starts and then find out what your air conditioner is either broken or not cooling your home to its highest capacity. Air Depot suggests that you have your air conditioner checked in the early spring. In many cases, a maintenance check will reveal small problems that can lead to bigger problems that, if left unattended, will be more expensive to repair.
Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips for Homeowners
1. Even though you don’t need to run your air conditioner on a regular basis yet, run it for a few minutes. If it is broken, you’ll want to arrange for a service call right away instead of being placed on a waiting list on a sweltering hot Texas summer day.
2. Change the filters on a regular basis. The instructions will indicate how often they should be changed, and it’s a good idea to mark the date on your calendar so that you keep on top of this chore. Disposable air filters need to be replaced, while electrostatic ones will need to be cleaned and replaced in your air conditioner.
3. Check all of your access panels carefully and make sure that all the screw are firmly in place.
4. Remove leaves, dirt, debris, and other obvious obstructions from the exterior of your air conditioning unit.