With school getting out in various states and cities around the US, summer is officially underway in many places. So whether you live somewhere that’s already had some hot summer days or you’re expecting temperatures to really start rising soon, you’ll want to make sure that your air conditioner is in top shape before you try to cool your industrial building or your home.
To help you learn how this can be done, here are three ways to get your HVAC system ready for the hot summer months.
Replace Your Air Filter
One of the first and best things that you should do for your HVAC system before you turn it to the cold setting is to replace the air filter.
Depending on the type of HVAC system you have, how you replace the filter will vary. But by making sure that you have a new filter put into place before you start running your air conditioner in the summer months, you can ensure that your unit will be running as cleanly and efficiently as possible. A clean air filter in your HVAC unit will make it so that no dust or dirt is getting circulated back into your house and that your system is getting the airflow that it needs to stay cool and run as it should.
Give The Condenser Coils A Cleaning
Along with putting a clean filter into your HVAC unit on the inside of your home, you can also get your air conditioner ready for summer by cleaning the parts of the unit that reside outside of your home, too.
On the exterior of your home sits the condenser coils for your air conditioning unit. To clean this, you’ll want to turn your unit off and remove anything that may have fallen into your unit during the fall and winter months. Once you’ve done this, you can use your hose to gently spray down the coils and the space between the coils. Just make sure that you’re not getting water near the electrical parts of the unit. And when everything is all dried, you can turn your unit back on to use.
Call A Professional If Anything Looks Fishy
As you’re doing the tasks to clean and maintain your HVAC unit in preparation for using it during the hot summer months, if you notice anything that doesn’t seem right, it’s best to call in a professional to take a look at things rather than trying to replace and repair anything major on your own. If you were to break something, the repairs will be much more costly than just having someone over to tune up your system.
If you want to make sure that your air conditioner will be able to see you through the hottest parts of the summer coming up, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get your HVAC system right where you need it to be.