Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance: It’s That Time Again!
A brief glance at the calendar reminds us that spring is less than two weeks away – before you know it, temperatures will be rising here in northern NJ and it will be time to set your programmable thermostat to “cool” rather than “heat.”
The problem is that your air conditioning system hasn’t been doing much all winter, so you won’t know for sure if it can answer the bell when the time comes. That’s why maintenance is so important – and why you should be thinking about getting your A/C tune-up out of the way sooner than later (assuming you didn’t take care of it last fall).
Routine cooling maintenance can address minor issues before they become expensive emergencies when you need your home air conditioning equipment most (and when you’ll wait longer and pay more for service).
Four things you can do to prepare for A/C maintenance
Although air conditioner maintenance is not a do-it-yourself project (please don’t try it if you’re not a professional), there are some things you can do to get the ball rolling as you begin your spring cleaning tasks in the coming weeks.
- Check your ductwork – Look for obvious holes, cracks and connectors. If you find any – or even if you don’t, since many leaks in your ductwork can’t be seen – consider sealing your ducts to improve your air quality and lower your home energy bills.
- Test your air conditioning unit – Briefly run it to check for problems – that way you can fix them before the heat arrives.
- Clear obstructions around the outdoor unit – Remove sticks, leaves, and other debris that may have gathered in the fall and winter from around your outdoor unit.
- Schedule your annual tune-up and inspection – Keeping your AC system running great is just one of the many benefits of our Air Conditioning Service Plan – contact us today to learn more.
Stay ahead of the crowd and beat the late spring rush – enroll in our Air Conditioning Service Plan today. And if you’re considering a new A/C system, we can help you there, too, with expert air conditioning installation and repairs in northern NJ!