The spring is soon going to be here, and as you wait for warmer weather, it is time to get out and something productive like maintenance. There are a few essential tasks that need to be done before you start using your AC, such as adjusting dampers, changing filters, and cleaning the condensing unit. Here are some of the essential maintenance and repair tasks that need to be done before you turn your AC on this year:
1. Adjustments Needed for Vents and Dampers Before Using The AC
Before the warmer weather starts and you start the AC, you will need to adjust the ducts. The first thing that you need to do is switch the dampers of the system to change the direction of air flow for cooling needs. In addition, there are also the return vents inside you home that you will want to check. Before you finish with the vents, check them to make sure that there is no clutter or furniture that may hamper the flow of air and reduce efficiency of your system.
2. Check the Thermostat Batteries and Adjust Programming for Summer Cooling
Most modern HVAC systems have programmable thermostats, which you will want to check and make sure the settings are set for cooling and warmer weather. In addition, many of these thermostats have batteries, which you will want to change to ensure your AC does not stop working when you need it most during summer heatwaves.
3. Cleaning the Condensing Unit and Final Preparations to Get Ready for Warmer Weather
The condensing unit of your AC also needs to be cleaned before you start using your system. Trees and vegetation can cause damage to the AC unit, which may have debris that has gotten inside of it. Remove the grate of the unit and sweep out the debris or blow it out with a leaf blower. In addition, check to make sure that the coil condensing fins are clean and not damaged. If there are PVC drain lines, check to make sure they are clear and do not have any freeze damage that is caused by water being trapped inside them over the winter months.
These are some of the essential maintenance and repair tasks that need to be done before your can turn your AC. If you need help with repairs or maintenance, contact an HVAC contractor, like those at Lee Air Conditioners Inc, to help get your system ready for warmer weather.