Tips to Help Prepare Your AC Unit for the Warm Weather

April 2, 2021

We have finally made it through the winter season and spring is officially here. That means it’s time to think about the upcoming warm weather we will soon be facing here in the greater Columbia, SC area. Before you find yourself relying on your AC unit to keep your Columbia, SC home cool and comfortable this spring and summer, it’s important to properly prepare your cooling system. Follow the below tips to help you prepare your air conditioner for the hot and humid weather ahead of us here in the greater Columbia, SC area. 

Test Your AC Unit & Thermostat

Since your air conditioning unit has been idle all winter thanks to the cold weather, it’s important to give your AC unit a test run before having to rely on it day in and day out this spring and summer. Turn your air conditioner on and let it run a full cycle. Do you hear any strange noises while it’s running? Does the temperature in your home match the thermostat setting? If you think anything could be wrong with your cooling system or your thermostat, now is the time to call your local Columbia, SC HVAC contractor – don’t wait until it’s too late!

Change Your Air Filters

You’ve heard it before but it can never be said too much, changing your air filters is one of the most important things you can do for your HVAC system. Dirty air filters clog your HVAC system and decrease the quality of your indoor air. This is not only bad for your health, it’s also bad for your air conditioning system since your AC unit has to work harder to compensate for the clogged air filters. We suggest checking them once a month and changing them out once every one to three months. Your home comfort will improve as well as the efficiency of your HVAC system. 

Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit

During the fall and winter months, it’s normal for debris, dirt, and dust to collect on top of your outdoor unit. We suggest cleaning the outside of your air conditioner to prevent any cooling issues this spring and summer. In addition to dusting off your AC unit, it’s important to clear away any plants, bushes, trees, or yard décor that are within a few feet of your unit. Ensuring a clear space around your outdoor unit will keep your AC unit running efficiently and effectively all spring and summer long while keeping your Columbia, SC home cool and comfortable. 

Schedule Professional AC Maintenance

Finally, be sure to call your local HVAC contractor ASAP to schedule professional AC maintenance. Regular heating and air conditioning maintenance is the best and most effective way to take care of your HVAC system. Your HVAC technician will inspect your AC unit to ensure everything is working as it should. If they find anything wrong, they will consult with you and fix it ASAP to prevent a costly future repair or breakdown.

If you’re interested in learning more about our professional air conditioning maintenance service, give the Air Necessities Heating and Cooling team a call today or check out our service page

https://www.airnecessities.net/ac-repair-and-service

. We are always ready and willing to help out our customers here in the greater Columbia, SC area. 

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