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3 Tips to Prepare your Air Conditioning System for the Summer Season

Preparing your air conditioning unit for the upcoming summer will help guarantee that you will have nice cool air throughout the summer. It will also prevent any unexpected breaks from happening and keep your family comfortable. AC units need repair as with any other mechanical unit and it is essential that you make sure you follow certain steps to prepare it for use. Following the below tips will help you start getting your AC unit ready for the upcoming summer.

First thing you should do is have a tune up performed on the unit. A tune up will help you diagnose any problems that may be wrong with the air conditioner unit. A technician will come out to your home and completely inspect the unit. He will make notes of any problems and then discuss them with you at the end of the service. He will also go over your options of how to fix them and the other details such as price and availability. This is an important step in preparing your AC unit because you can catch problems early and get them fixed before the heat of the summer starts to roll in.

The next thing you should do is make sure your air filters are replaced. You air filter is essential to keeping your home cool along with a properly working AC unit. The air filter can become clogged and cause problems for the AC. If it does become clogged you will notice a difference in the air flow. A decrease in air flow normally means that the filter needs to be replaced. You should make sure to replace the filter every 30 days or as needed.

Lastly, make sure you keep the unit clean and check the refrigerant levels. You can help prepare your AC by checking the refrigerant levels in the unit. A lack of refrigerant can cause the unit to work harder trying to cool your air. It can also lead to the unit freezing up and then this can be an even bigger problem. If your refrigerant level is low you can simply just add more and then run your AC to make sure it is cooling. Check the outside unit to make sure that there is no debris or leaves on the unit. Keep the condenser area clear from any overgrown grass or other debris that can get into your yard. Having too much debris or other leaves and dirt on or in your unit can cause it to not work properly. Simply clean it off and trim the area around it.

Following these tips will help you prepare your AC unit for the summer ahead. Simple steps make the biggest difference when it comes to your AC unit. You can save money and avoid unexpected problems if you just take the time to prepare your unit. Spend one weekend before the summer and completely inspect your unit and fix any problems that are there.

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