Your home is one of the most important aspects of you and your family’s lives. It provides you with comfort, shelter and acts as a meeting place for loved ones. At Sanborn’s , we understand how important it is for you to never have to second guess your home’s heating or cooling. Be sure that you know the proper steps to take when turning on your air conditioner for the first time after the winter months.
Benefits of a Pre-Winter AC Checklist
There are few things that homeowners enjoy more than knowing that every aspect of their home is running smoothly all year long. One of the best methods to keep your home and its equipment working optimally is to check its status every year.
Be confident this summer with the knowledge that your AC system is running exactly how it should! With an air conditioner that is running as it should, you will notice a plethora of benefits. From higher efficiency and a lower cooling bill, to improved comfort of your home and many other benefits, ensuring that your AC system is happy and working properly is a sure-fire way to make any homeowner happy!
Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring
Check Status of Indoor/Outdoor Unit
The very first thing you should do when you are getting your AC systems ready for the spring is to check on the physical condition of the units themselves.
Start with the outdoor unit. When looking at the unit, make sure it is cleared off of any obvious dirt or debris. Things like unwanted rubble or dirt can build up on the outside of your AC unit, which can lead to a lack of efficiency and eventually larger problems. Additionally, check on the unit’s electrical connections to make sure they are working properly.
Like you did for the outdoor unit, you will also want to give the indoor unit a look. You will be taking a look at the circuit breaker and any other electrical connections that you can see. Make sure they are connected and working as they should. It is also important to check the refrigerant line for any signs of freezing. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call an HVAC professional.
Check Status of All Connected Components
After you have made sure that the indoor and outdoor units are as they are supposed to be, you can check on the remaining components; your ducts and air filters. You will want to ensure that the cold air you are making is getting to the right rooms in your home and is circulating properly. This is also the right time to switch out your air filter, something we recommend doing on a monthly basis.
Do one last final check of your ducts and filters, making sure there are no obvious obstructions or loose seams that could hurt the performance of your system.
Testing Your Central Air Conditioning Unit
After all of the previous steps have been completed to your satisfaction, it is time to test! For the first run of the season, we recommend you stay in your home and look for any signs that something may be wrong. Things like loud noises or strange odors are red flags that should raise concern.
Let the Pros Handle AC Maintenance
We understand that homeowners are busy people who live active lives and sometimes scheduling time out of your day to check the status of your air conditioner just doesn’t fit in. So let the professionals handle it!
At Sanborn’s we have been dealing with homeowners’ HVAC systems for years and would love to help you with yours! Our experienced team, world-class customer service, and love for our community have made us the premier choice for anything air conditioning.
If you would like to experience the difference of working with a team that cares, contact us today!