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Prepare Your Air Conditioner for the Summer Heat

May 2nd, 2019 by cverdone

Air Conditioner for the Summer Heat

Summertime is notorious for having almost unbearable heat waves. The last thing any homeowner wants to go through is flipping the switch to their Air Conditioner unit to find that it’s not working properly.

In order to prevent the need for AC repair, it’s crucial that you prepare your AC unit before summer starts. But how do you prepare an AC unit for the hottest time of the year?

Continue reading to learn how to prepare your air conditioner for summer.

Change the Air Filters

Over time, the filters in your air conditioner can become clogged in dust, dirt and pet dander. Changing the air filters is one of the easiest forms of AC maintenance, but unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don’t do it too often. It’s highly recommended that the filters of your AC unit at every month in order to keep it running properly.

Cleaning the Condensation Lines

The condensation line is the pipe that keeps the condensation away from your AC unit. This pipe is prone to becoming clogged, which can spell disaster for you and your air conditioner. The condensation can back up into the unit and even into your home, leaving you with flooding and a huge bill for AC repair. In order to prevent this from happening, find out where the condensation line drains out and see if it’s working properly.

Clear Out Any Debris Around the Unit

Plants, grass, leaves and other debris reduce the performance of your AC unit. Make sure that you cut the grass, blow away the leaves and remove all of the debris before starting your AC installation. When it’s summertime, check the system for debris blockage at least every month.

Make Sure the Air Ducts Aren’t Leaking

Most AC installations come air ducts so the hot and cool air can flow throughout the house. The air ducts are mostly divided into sections and have seals put in place to prevent air leakage. Over time, these seals can deteriorate, causing the air to leak and needlessly increase your utility bills. This task should be left in the hands of a skilled HVAC company who can inspect and repair your ductwork.

Summertime is the main event for your Air Conditioner unit, so whether you need regular maintenance, repair or new installation, we’re here to help. You’ve come to the right place! Contact Thornton Heating Service by calling 847-905-1608 or using our online form today!