As the seasons fade from winter into spring, the equipment that keeps your house comfortable needs to be maintained and prepared for the changes in how it’s being used in the coming months. When temperatures suddenly spike and your house feels humid and warm, you’ll be glad you took measures to make sure your air conditioner is ready to work in the spring.
Preparing your air conditioner for spring requires some steps to ensure that it’ll be running smoothly to keep your home cool without any problems arising when you need it most.
- Take off any protective lids and remove any coil covers. We know many of you use these, but in the spring you need to remove them before starting up your unit or risk severely damaging it.
- Clean debris from your air conditioner in the spring. You must ensure that any debris and residue is cleaned off and removed from your unit and its coils to keep it running efficiently. Dirt and debris can limit how it works and promote the breakdown of the unit, costing you a lot of money in repairs.
- Change your indoor air filters and clean your vents. Spring is a good time to change your air filters, they’ve definitely built up dust and grime over the past months and you’ll be happy to have cleaned them when you have air blowing through them to cool your home. The same goes for your vents, they can get clogged up easily and lower your indoor air quality when dirty, so they should be thoroughly cleaned before you start using your air conditioner in the spring.
- Turn your humidifier damper to summer mode. Whole-home humidifiers have a damper that should be closed in the spring/summer and open in the fall/winter. Failing to switch it to summer mode will cause inefficient air flow and force the cool, flowing air back over the cooling coils in your unit and may freeze the air conditioner.
- Make sure your air conditioner works properly. You need to turn it on and make sure it’s blowing cool air properly. If you turned off the power (breaker or disconnect) switch them back on 24 hours prior to starting the AC. If it’s due or needed, schedule maintenance with a professional to get it working up to par in time for the warm days to come.
Our professionals are trained in maintaining and preparing your air conditioner for the spring. Contact us for expert advice and service to ensure that your unit will be working properly in the warm seasons.