The days are getting longer, and while we’ve still had some pretty chilly days lately, summer will be here before we know it. You probably haven’t given your air conditioner a whole lot of thought in the past few months, but unless you want an unpleasant surprise on the first really hot day of the season, you may want to start thinking about getting your AC ready for summer now.
At Larry & Sons, we encourage you to have one of our air conditioning specialists check out your system before summer, but there are also several things that you can do yourself to get your Hagerstown air conditioning system ready for warmer days.
How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer
Replace Your Filters
Replacing your filters is a pretty standard part of maintaining your air conditioner. Ideally, you should be checking all of the filters in your HVAC system monthly, but they definitely need to be replaced or cleaned before summer. This could cause the cooling coil to ice up and prevent your system from adequately cooling your home. Click here to order new filters.
Examine the Exterior Condenser
During the cooler months, dirt and debris can build up around your exterior condenser. Make sure there is at least two feet of clear space around the unit. Also, use your garden hose to ensure that the condenser itself is free from leaves and debris.
Check Your Ductwork
Examine the ductwork inside your home, and make sure that floor registers are not blocked by furniture or rugs. Open registers to ensure that there is nothing inside. Take a close look at the ductwork to make sure all the connections and seams are intact and secure. If you discover any holes that need to be repaired, use silver aluminum tape.
Hagerstown Air Conditioner Maintenance
If you need help getting your air conditioner ready for summer, trust Larry & Sons. We are experts when it comes to Hagerstown air conditioner maintenance, and we would be more than happy to help you get your AC ready for the coming months. For help with your cooling system, please call 301-733-5428.