Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

Four Ways To Prepare Your HVAC Unit For Winter This Fall


With summer coming to an end and fall and winter not too far behind, it is time to think about getting ready for the colder weather. You will need to start putting up the swimsuits and summer supplies and pull out the winter jackets while preparing for bonfires, drinking hot cocoa, and football season. At the same time, you also need to prepare your home, especially your HVAC system, for what lies ahead. Here are four things you need to do during the fall months to ensure your HVAC system is ready for the winter season.

Switch Out the Air Filter

Your furnace needs to be able to start the season with a clean slate, which means you should switch out the old air filter with a brand-new clean one. This is true even if you are still going to be using the air conditioner a bit before you will be using the furnace. A new filter is a good idea.

Schedule a Tune-Up and Inspection

There are many things that you can do to help close down your air conditioning system at the end of the summer. You should also consider having a professional perform a tune-up. This is particularly true if you failed to have a tune-up on your system prior to the beginning of the summer season. The technician can ensure that no freon is leaking while looking for any minor issues.

At the same time, a furnace tune-up should also be scheduled, along with an inspection. Winter can be a long season, and you must ensure that your furnace is ready to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. A professional will inspect the system, clean it, calibrate the thermostat, tighten electrical connections, measure motor voltages, test airflow, and more.

Clear the Area Around the Exterior Unit

Over the duration of the summer, there is a good chance that foliage has grown up around the exterior HVAC unit. It is important that this foliage is removed from the unit. Foliage and debris can cause ants, bugs, and other critters to be attracted to the area to find a home during the colder weather. During the summer, the debris could serve as a fire hazard. Clearing this area will not only keep you safer but will also help your HVAC unit work more efficiently due to the increased airflow.

Adjust the Thermostat

In the fall, the children will go back to school, which means that the house is probably empty during the day. In addition, since the temperatures are starting to cool off, the evenings inside of the house are a tad cooler. The same thermostat settings that you had back in June and July are no longer needed. Change the thermostat settings to coordinate with current temperatures and your current schedule. There is no sense in cooling/heating an empty home.

For more information, contact an air conditioning and heating service in your area.


21 July 2021