10 Steps to Follow Before You Turn on the Air Conditioner

10 Steps to Follow Before You Turn on the Air Conditioner

Very soon, you will be seeking relief from the heat that can be given by your air conditioning units alone. However, after the long winter breaks, there is a great possibility that your A/C will not function as efficient as before. To get rid of your fear of air conditioning failures, here are 10 steps that you should do before turning on your air conditioning units.

  1. Check the thermostat. The thermostat signals your air conditioning unit if your home needs more cooling or not. It is important to check the thermostat to ensure that the system get the right signals.
  2. Repair faulty ductworks. Exposed ductworks can sometimes wear and can cause air leaks. Be sure to repair faulty ductworks to prevent air loss and maintain cooling efficiency.
  3. Clear air vents. You might have accidentally placed furniture or other things near the vents last winter. Before running your air conditioner, remove anything that is blocking this part to ensure proper cooling inside.
  4. Check the drain line. Over time, dirt can build up in the drain line and cause blockage. If the drain line is blocked, water will find its way in other directions and may cause great damage on your property.
  5. Clean or replace filters. That dust and dirt stuck in the filters restrict your air conditioning unit from doing its job. Additionally, it can lead to poor indoor air quality. Depending on the type of air filters you have, you may need replacement or simple cleaning. Be sure to do this before turning on your A/C.
  6. Check electrical connections. Wiring problems can hinder your unit from functioning properly. This can sometimes hinder power from reaching the unit. Checking electrical connections will not just keep your units but also maintain safety in your place.
  7. Inspect the outdoor units. Check the outdoor unit if there are leaves, twigs and other debris that cause blockage. If the outdoor system is blocked, the entire A/C system will not be able to function properly which means less cool air will be felt inside your home.
  8. Check the refrigerant line. Leaks can cause refrigerants to escape out of the system. Before filling in additional refrigerant, be sure to seal those leaks.
  9. Know if it is time to replace your unit. Age is an issue for HVAC units. If your unit is more than 15 years old, you might need a replacement to ensure better cooling and peace of mind.
  10. Schedule an HVAC maintenance service. There is no better way to prepare your air conditioning unit for the season than a professional maintenance check.

Summer is coming fast! There is no better time to keep your system up and running but today. Call Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating for HVAC services you can trust!