Has your air conditioner steadily but surely been working well for the past few years? Then this probably isn’t the first time you’re worried about how many more years it has before it starts to break down. If it breaks down, you’d be lucky if it didn’t break down on the hottest day of the year.
Well, life doesn’t have to go that way. In fact, there are a few things you can do right now that dramatically decrease the chances of a system breakdown in your air conditioner while making you feel better. You guessed it, we’re talking about AC maintenance in Boerne, TX. This service can make all the difference between a faulty AC system and a unit that is ready for the next season to come.
So, buckle up and get ready, we’re about to take a close and hard look at the condition of your AC.
What You Can Do
Before we start talking about signing up for an air conditioning maintenance program, there are a few things that we’d encourage homeowners to do for their AC systems. Yes, that means things you can do all by yourself without the help of a professional technician. Let’s take a look at what you can do to help.
Change the Air Filter
The first and most important thing you can do for your air conditioner is to replace the air filter. This isn’t just for your indoor air quality, although it definitely can help, it’s mainly for helping your AC function as it should. That’s because when an air filter is clogged, your AC is going to have a harder time getting fresh air through it to cool. You’ll be stifling your system, causing it to stress certain components and eventually consume more energy than it needs to. Changing the air filter is the first and best way to prepare your AC for the summer.
Clean Around the Outdoor Cabinet
Your air conditioner has seen some tough times outside. While you’ve been cozy inside all winter, enjoying your hot cocoa, your AC has survived those frigid temperatures, windy nights, and the falling leaves and branches of fall. Before you take the system for a spin as you get it ready for the summer, be sure to clean around your air conditioner to make sure there isn’t any dust, debris, dirt, sticks, pebbles, or other objects sitting too close for comfort.
Once you’ve changed your system’s air filter and you’ve cleaned about 2 feet around your AC’s outdoor cabinet, there’s very little you as a homeowner can do. For those of you out there with an AC that still makes you nervous when you think about whether it will survive the summer months, call our team and schedule a maintenance appointment today. Our experienced professionals can make minor adjustments, a few quick fixes, and make sure your system is running in the best condition possible. If any issues are to arise in the future, we can let you know so you can prepare accordingly.
Call the team at D’Spain Sales & Service today for your maintenance appointment.