Summer is just around the corner and we all know what that means – it’s time to make sure your air conditioning is ready to handle the heat. Don’t wait until the first scorching day to turn on your AC only to find out it’s not working properly. By preparing your air conditioner in advance, not only will you keep your home cool throughout summer, but it can also help extend the life of your unit.

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Preparing your air conditioner for the summer heat doesn't take much effort, but it can make a significant difference in your comfort level and your energy bills. By changing your air filters, cleaning around the outdoor unit, scheduling routine maintenance, checking the thermostat, and testing your thermostat, you’ll be in good shape to tackle the upcoming hot weather with ease. 

Change Your Air Filters

Your air filters are responsible for removing impurities and allergens from the air in your home. Over time, they can become clogged which can impair the functionality of your AC. It’s important to regularly replace your air filters, especially before summer when your air conditioning is in heavy use. This is a simple task that can be done by yourself, but if you’re unsure how, we can always help you.

Clear the Area Around Your AC Unit

Your air conditioner needs adequate space to function properly. Be sure to clear away any debris, such as leaves, twigs, or branches, from around the outdoor unit. This will help prevent dirt from entering the unit and potentially causing damage. You should aim for at least a two-foot clearance around your AC unit to ensure maximum airflow.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

Scheduling routine maintenance checks with a professional at least once a year is one of the most important steps you can take to prepare your air conditioner for summer. A professional can inspect your unit and identify any potential problems before they become serious issues. Routine maintenance checks can also help improve the efficiency of your unit, saving you money in the long run.

Thermostat Check

Check your thermostat to make sure it’s in good working condition. If you have an older thermostat, upgrading to a newer smart thermostat can help save energy and money. You can set your thermostat to different temperatures throughout the day depending on your schedule and energy needs, so your AC isn’t working harder than it needs to be.

Test Your Air Conditioner

It’s important to test your air conditioner before the summer heat hits. Turn on your AC and let it run for at least 30 minutes. This will help identify any potential issues and give you enough time to get it repaired before summer begins. If you notice any strange noises or smells, or if the unit is not cooling your home adequately, give us a call right away.

At AV Enterprise, we provide a variety of air conditioning services to help keep you and your family cool, even in the hottest of summers. This includes AC repairs, service, installation, and more. If you have any questions about your equipment or would like to schedule a free estimate and consultation, give us a call and our skilled service technicians will be there to help. Also ask about our discounts for senior citizens.

AV Enterprise is located in Webster, NY and serves homeowners throughout Rochester and surrounding areas. We can be reached by calling 585-202-8587 or sending an email through our secure contact page.