Spring has arrived and it’s time to check and make sure your air conditioning unit(s) are ready to go for the hot summer ahead. Checking the filters and coils and having your unit serviced are just a few of the preventative measures you can take to keep your system going strong through the summer months. A dirty, clogged filter restricts airflow, which in turn can drive dirt into the evaporator coil, limiting its capacity to absorb heat. Some air filters are reusable, while others must be replaced. There are several factors to consider when deciding how often to service the filters, including the number of people in the residence, the number of pets in the home, and whether anyone in the home suffers from allergies. While a clean filter can help keep the evaporator and condenser coils clean, over time they will collect dirt, again restricting airflow and limiting their ability to absorb heat. The evaporator coil should be checked and cleaned on an annual basis. Keep the area around the unit clear of foliage and debris to maximize airflow. While regular maintenance helps keep air conditioners in good working order, there may come a time when the unit needs professional help. A professional technician can check the refrigerant, check and seal duct leaks, check the accuracy of the thermostat, and perform other needed inspections and repairs. For more information about Spring Maintenance, contact the experts at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating. We are here whenever you need us! Call Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating today at (972) 446-COOL (2665) or find out more at spencerairconditioning.com. Our longevity speaks to our quality.