5 Steps To Servicing Your AC To Prepare Your Home For The Summer Weather And Cooling Needs Of Your Home

It is that time of your again — when you are ready to have the AC serviced and do the maintenance to prepare for the summer weather. This work should start by removing the weatherization and checking the AC unit for problems. The following guide will walk you through the steps of the AC servicing that need to be done to your cooling system before summer weather gets here:

Get Started by Removing the Weatherization and Inspecting the AC Unit for Damage

The first thing that needs to be done when having your AC serviced in spring is to remove weatherization. If there is a cover on the unit, it needs to be removed before you continue with maintenance. You will also want to unplug condensation drain lines and remove any temporary insulation that you may have added to protect AC components during cold winter weather.

Problems with Minor Damage to The AC Unit That Need to Be Repaired

Once the winterization has been removed from an AC unit, it is time to start inspecting the unit for damage. If the unit was improperly covered, there may be mildew and mold that needs to be cleaned due to the moisture that was trapped in the unit. You also want to inspect the unit for damage due to debris, winter weather, and pests that sometimes nest in units to hide from the cold.

The Exposed Ducts in Attics and Crawl Spaces That Need to Be Inspected for Damage

In most HVAC systems, there are ducts that are exposed somewhere, If you have a crawl space foundation, the ducts are often in this area and need to be inspected for damage before the weather changes. Other areas where ducts may be exposed and vulnerable to damage include attics or unfinished basements with exposed HVAC ductwork.

Dirty AC Components, Cleaning, and Checking the Level of Refrigerant Gases

Dirty AC components can cause serious problems when summer weather causes you to need to use your AC more frequently. Therefore, you want to make sure that all the components of your AC are cleaned before you turn it on for summer weather, and check the levels of the refrigerant gas to make sure there are not any leaks or other serious problems with your air conditioner that need to be repaired.

Changing the Filter, Cleaning Vents, and Making Sure the Thermostat Is Working

The last step in servicing your AC should be changing the filters and cleaning all the vents in your home. This will ensure your air conditioner has good airflow to cool your home. In addition, check the thermostat to make sure it is working and has fresh batteries before the season's change and you start to need the cooling more frequently.

These are the steps that need to be done to prepare your AC for the hot summer weather and the cooling that you are going to need in your home. If you are ready to start preparing your air conditioner for summer, contact an air conditioning service for help with this work to ensure you are ready when the first heatwave arrives.