3 Easy Ways To Make Sure Your AC Is Ready For Summer
With April showers in the rear-view mirror, it means that summer is right around the corner, and many of us couldn’t be more ready. Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people, but most of us generally look forward to the prospect of vacations, more time to spend with family, more time outdoors, and backyard cookouts with friends and neighbors. Most of us are so caught up with enjoying our time doing other things that we tend to forget about how nice it is to walk into your home at the end of a long day doing yard work to feel that nice, refreshing breeze blowing through your home from your air conditioning system.
One of the worst things that you can experience in that moment is the anticipation of walking into a nice, cool home, and finding nothing but more heat. The summer can be quite rough on your air conditioning system, and a lot is expected from it in terms of workload. Because of the tremendous amount of strain that is going to be placed on your system over the course of the summer, it is important to take the time now to ensure your system has what it needs to make it through the summer in one piece so that you and your family can enjoy the comfort of your own home. To help you with this, we have taken the time to put together a short list of several things you can do now to make sure your Orlando AC is ready for the coming summer months.
Inspect Your Outdoor Unit
Before your system goes into constant use this summer, it is a good idea to take a walk outside and give your outdoor unit a thorough inspection. You will want to be sure that any debris or growth around your outdoor unit is cleared away and that the coils are properly cleaned off, otherwise it could inhibit your system’s ability to transfer the hot air from your home into the outside air. This can cause your unit to overheat or even quit working if it goes on for long enough. In addition, any debris that makes it into your outdoor unit can easily result in serious damage that might leave you with a non functioning unit and an expensive repair bill.
Change Your Air Filters
Dirty air filters are one of the leading causes of air conditioning failures all across the country, and it is one of the easiest forms of maintenance that you can perform on your system. Dirty air filters can restrict the flow of air into and out of your system, making it work harder to do its job, and putting a great deal of unnecessary strain on your system. This additional strain can easily result in further damage to your system, and can even make it quit working completely over time. In addition to helping you increase the lifespan of your unit, making sure to change your filters regularly will also help to improve the overall efficiency of your system, saving you money on your monthly energy bills.
Clean & Clear Away Obstructions From The Vents
Finally, you are going to want to make sure that you clean off all of the various vents around your home and make sure that they aren’t being obstructed by anything. This includes taking out the vacuum and removing any dirt, pet hair, or dust that may have accumulated on them over the past few months, but also includes ensuring that there is no furniture or draperies or the like that are covering them and impeding air flow.