Summer is coming in hot this year and you need to make sure that your air conditioner unit can withstand the heat! The last thing you want is to be out of cold air from your AC unit when the sun is blistering. Here are 5 tips that can help you double-check that your AC unit will run smoothly this summer. 

how to prep your AC for the summer

Tip #1: Check your air filter!

This is a maintenance tip that you should be incorporating any time of the year. To keep your air conditioner unit in tip-top shape, make sure you are checking/changing out your air filter every other month.  Doing this will ensure the longevity of your equipment and keep your air clean and cool. This is an easy step that can incorporate whether you have a ductless air conditioner or a traditional one and trust us when we say, it will save you money in the long run! 

air conditioner maintenance- Check your filter!

 

air conditioner maintenance- clean off debrisTip #2: Keep the junk off your trunk! 

Nothing is worse than having an unfamiliar species growing on the inside of your AC unit. To prevent this from happening, clean all of the outside debris off of your AC unit before kicking it into high gear this year.  This will ensure that nothing is interfering with the functionality of your AC unit or allowing your family to breathe clean air all year long. 

 

 

 

 

Tip #3: Maintain a sturdy, level foundation!

Just like you can’t build a house on a crumbling foundation, an AC unit cannot run smoothly on one either. Make sure the concrete slab used to hold your air conditioning unit is in good shape and is level. An unlevel ground forces your unit to work harder and will shorten its life span. In the long run, this will cost you more time and money than you may realize.

air conditioner maintenance- have a level ground

Tip #4: Make sure your tech is up to date!

One of the biggest malfunctions between an air conditioner and the house it operates in is the lack of communication between technologies. Older systems have a harder time navigating the different environmental factors that play a role in the functionality of an AC. This could mean you will need an upgrade this summer.

It might seem like a hefty investment but allows to ensure you that it is worth the investment. It will be worth being able to operate your AC unit with the newest technology to ensure your home is nice and cool this summer. Trane offers a variety of in-home systems for you to browse through!

air conditioner maintenance- update your tech!

 

Tip #5: Call a professional! 

The last, but definitely not least, important tip we have for you today is to leave it to the professionals. AC maintenance can be challenging if you are not knowledgable in the area, and expensive, if you break the equipment trying. To avoid the risk of breaking your equipment, call a professional to do the maintenance work for you!  

HVAC experts, like the ones we have here at Johnson’s, are built and trained to take care of your units so that you don’t have to stress about them!

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End Note:

Needless to say, take appropriate measures when prepping your home for the summer, and don’t get stuck in the heat! Allow us to help! Book your service visit at https://johnsonsheating.com/