Spring is here, so it won’t be long before temperatures heat up and people will soon be looking toward their AC units for cooling relief. While you may be focusing on all your spring-cleaning tasks, it is important that you also ensure your air conditioning is in tip-top shape to get you through the steamy New Jersey heat.
One of the best ways to care for your cooling system is to maintain it properly. Like your car, your air conditioning requires annual maintenance to perform most efficiently. But exactly what steps should you be taking? The experts at C&C have some essential AC Maintenance Tips you can start implementing today!
Keep the Area Around the Outdoor Unit Clear
Spring is the perfect time of year to start planting new flowers and vegetation in your yard. However, do not plant your greenery too close to your outdoor units. Over time, growth and foliage can cover the outdoor unit and prevent the exhaust air from being ejected effectively. Branches and leaves can even get inside the unit, significantly impacting operation and efficiency.
Check Your Filters
Changing your AC filter is an excellent way to keep your unit well-maintained. Dirty or clogged filters can decrease the efficiency of your unit and can even increase your energy costs. Check your filter monthly to ensure it is clean and change it once every three months. If you have pets, you should be changing your filter more often.
Perform a Visual Inspection
It is easy to underestimate the power of your own eyes! Throughout the year, you can do visual inspections of your AC unit. You should look and listen for strange sounds, damage, or even water leaks. Call a professional if you see something that looks out of the ordinary.
Schedule Regular Maintenance Checks
Annual Maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your AC unit. A qualified technician can diagnose any existing problems and even spot potential issues, saving you thousands of dollars down the line. While you may not detect any problems yourself, a professional certainly can. Some things your C&C expert will do during a routine maintenance check are:
- Inspect the condenser and coils
- Check the refrigerant level
- Clean or replace the filter
- Check the functionality of your thermostat
- Diagnose any potential issues
If you know your home’s air conditioning needs a routine maintenance check, call the experts at C&C! We would love to look at your system and even give you some tips to keep your heating and cooling running smoothly. Schedule your appointment online or give us a call at 732-860-2660