It is time for spring cleaning and maintenance around your home, and one of the things on the list is preparing your AC. With good maintenance this spring, you will ensure that you have fewer problems with your air conditioner during the hottest months of the year. Here are some tips that will help you prepare your air conditioner during some of the hottest months of the year:
1. Removing Weatherization and Inspecting for Damage
Over the winter months, weatherization like covers helps protect your AC from damage. Even though your AC may be protected, there is still damage that can happen to the AC unit during the winter months. When you remove any covers and other weatherization that you have used during the winter months, you will also want to inspect your system for any damage. Look for signs of debris that has fallen on or inside the unit. In addition, you will also want to look for mold and mildew, and clean it up before you begin using your AC.
2. Cleaning the AC Unit to Prepare It for Another Hot Summer
Another maintenance task that is going to need to be done to get your AC ready for summer is cleaning the unit. You will want to make sure that there is not any mold or mildew and remove it with a fungicide cleaner. There is also other debris that will need to be cleaned from the unit to ensure that it is working efficiently when you need it to cool your home. Use a garden hose and light soaping water to clean the unit, but always make sure that you cut the power off before doing these chores.
3. Checking Ducts, Vents and Dampers to Prepare for Cooling
There are also the ducts and dampers that will need maintenance before you begin using your AC. If you use an HVAC system to heat your home, the dampers will need to be adjusted to switch your system from heating to cooling. In addition, you will also want to make sure that all the ducts are clean and that all of the vents are open to allow for efficient airflow.
These are some tips that will help you prepare your AC this spring for another hot summer. Contact an electrical contractor, such as from DRB Electric Inc, to help with some of the maintenance that needs to be done to prepare your AC for another hot summer.