Getting Ready for Summer? Time to Get Your AC Ready Too!
One thing you can bet on and that is that summer will arrive right on schedule every year. That said, there are some important things that you can do to improve the overall efficiency and health of your air conditioning system. For example, consider opening the vents underneath your house as a way to keep fresh air flowing and prevent mold and mildew. In addition, the exterior condenser unit of an air conditioning system should be rinsed off with a garden hose. This helps to remove any dirt and debris that may have accumulated during the winter months.
If necessary when rinsing off the condenser unit outside, add a little bit of mild soap to water as a way to remove any accumulated grime or dirt. When cleaning the condenser unit of the air conditioning system always be cautious and avoid bending the fins as this can damage the unit. Equally important is to routinely change the system filter every month as a way to maintain the highest level of performance from the system. Check the thermostat to make sure that it is functioning normally and that batteries are in good condition before summer approaches. It is also a good idea to check the ductwork to make sure that there is no accumulation of dust, mold or mildew.
Perhaps one of the most important aspects of overall air conditioning system care is to have a reputable air conditioning company inspect the entire system at least once per year. Having professionals look at the air-conditioning system ensures the earliest detection of problems that could cause system failure later on in the summer. A little bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way in protecting a modern air conditioning system so that it functions as it should when it is needed the most. Always remember that a little bit of preventative maintenance will ultimately save money and energy over the short and long-term. To learn more about getting your air conditioning system ready for the summer contact Comfort Star, today, a leader in Houston HVAC services.