Before you know it, the summer heat is going to be here. Therefore, it is good to start planning the AC work that needs to be done now. You are going to want to have this work done this spring to get ready for warmer weather. The following AC servicing information will help you plan ahead and beat the summer heat by having it done in spring.
Weatherization and Preparing the Condensing Unit
The AC system is often weatherized to help protect components from damage over the winter months. This is work that is done to the AC condensing unit during the cold weather, and it needs to be undone. The work that you need to have done to the AC condensing unit includes:
- Remove any coverings
- Unplug condensation drain lines
- Clean the condensing coils and other parts
- Inspect the AC condensing unit for signs of damage
The weatherization is usually done for condensing units, but not for heat pump systems. This is because heat pumps are still used in winter to provide heating to your home.
Inspecting Your AC for Common Winter Damage to Repair
The AC can also be affected by winter damage, which is why you will want to inspect your air conditioner. The inspection of your system should start outside with the condensing unit, but not stop there. You also want to check for mildew and mold issues that can grow on components or ducts that have not been used.
Checking the Air Handler and Ductwork for Issues
The air handler and ductwork are other areas where you may need to have repairs done. Sometimes, problems with the air conditioning in your home are issues with the ducts and air handlers. First, you want to check the air handler and blower fan of your AC for issues that need to be repaired. You also want to check the ductwork for problems with air leaks or issues with mold. If there is a mold problem, this is a serious issue that needs to be cleaned up before using your HVAC system.
Making Sure That AC Thermostat Controls Are Working Correctly
The thermostat is another area where you will want to check for problems this spring. The thermostat controls could be outdated and need to be replaced to make your cooling more efficient for summer heatwaves. The thermostat may only need to be calibrated with your AC to ensure it is working correctly.
The air conditioning may need to be repaired before you can turn it on. Call air conditioning services to help with the maintenance and repairs that need to be done to ensure you beat the summer heat this year.