Summer is just around the corner, and temperatures are on the rise. It’s the perfect time to ensure your air conditioning system is in top shape for the hot months ahead. At Air Improve, we know that regular maintenance is key to keeping your AC running efficiently and extending its lifespan. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive air conditioning maintenance checklist to help you stay cool all summer long.
Replace or Clean Air Filters
A crucial part of AC maintenance is replacing or cleaning your air filters. Clogged and dirty filters can obstruct airflow, forcing your system to work harder and reducing its efficiency. Check your air filters at least once a month, and replace or clean them as needed to maintain optimal performance.
Inspect and Clean the Condenser Unit
The condenser unit, located outside your home, is responsible for releasing heat into the surrounding air. Keep the area around the unit clear of debris and vegetation to ensure proper airflow. Additionally, clean the condenser coils with a soft brush or a coil cleaner to remove dust and dirt build-up.
Check and Adjust the Thermostat
Before summer hits, check your thermostat settings to make sure they’re optimised for energy efficiency. If you have a programmable thermostat, set it to adjust the temperature automatically while you’re away or sleeping. This simple step can help you save on energy costs without sacrificing comfort.
Inspect the Ductwork
Leaky ducts can result in significant energy loss and reduced efficiency. Inspect your ductwork for any signs of damage, and seal any leaks with duct mastic or foil-backed tape. If your ducts are poorly insulated, consider adding insulation to improve energy efficiency.
Clean and Inspect the Evaporator Coil
Your AC system’s evaporator coil absorbs heat from the air inside your home. To maintain efficiency, clean the coil with a soft brush or a no-rinse coil cleaner. While you’re at it, inspect the coil for any signs of damage and contact a professional if necessary.
Test the AC System
Once you’ve completed the maintenance tasks above, turn on your AC system to ensure it’s operating efficiently. Listen for any unusual noises or vibrations, and check for proper airflow from all vents. If you notice any issues, call air improve for further inspection and repairs.
Schedule a Professional Tune-Up
Even with diligent DIY maintenance, it’s essential to schedule a professional AC tune-up at least once a year. Our trained technician will inspect your system, clean and lubricate components, and identify any potential issues before they become costly repairs.
Contact us Today
Don’t wait until the heatwave hits to make sure your air conditioning system is ready for summer. By following our air conditioning maintenance checklist and contacting Air Improve Company for professional assistance, you’ll enjoy a cool and comfortable home while saving energy and money.