If your air conditioner hasn’t been used for months, it’s important to prepare it for the summer. By doing so, it will operate reliably and efficiently. It will also help keep it from breaking down on the hottest day of summer.
Change the Air Filter
The filter cleans the air inside of your home and keeps dust and dirt away from critical components of your air conditioning system. A dirty filter makes your AC unit inefficient and can even shut it down. Replace the filter before summer, and be sure to check it every month to see if it’s dirty.
Program Your Thermostat
If you have a programmable thermostat, change its settings. Set it to “COOL,” so it knows you need to use your AC system. Reprogram it so that it’s at your desired temperature when you’re home and at a higher setting when you’re gone. You can save up to 30% on your electricity bills if you have your thermostat programmed correctly.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
You should have an HVAC company do maintenance on your AC system before the summer. They’ll clean important parts of your system so that they’ll operate as they should. They’ll also perform safety checks, such as making sure electrical connections are tight. You can invest in a maintenance plan, which will make this easier to schedule year after year.
Baker Heating & Cooling in Surprise, AZ, performs routine maintenance on air conditioners. By scheduling a maintenance appointment with us, we can prevent problems with your AC system instead of repairing it.
Clean the Outdoor AC Unit
Dirt tends to collect on outdoor AC units. You can remove it by spraying it from the outside with a garden hose. You may need to open your outdoor unit if there’s any caked-on mud.
At Baker Heating & Cooling, we maintain, repair, and install air conditioners. We provide the same services for furnaces, heat pumps, and packaged systems. Get in touch today to schedule one of our services.