As winter comes to an end, there are many other things to be excited about besides taking your air conditioner out of retirement. From warm weather, to spring cleaning, and eventually the opening up of pools and outdoor activities, your air conditioner is probably the last thing on your mind. However, if you’re a homeowner that likes to be proactive in promoting the health and longevity of your AC system, now is the perfect time to do some handiwork.
Sure, if you were only to call for HVAC service in Pierceton, IN when repairs became clear, then your AC might last about 10 years—but if you’d like it to last beyond that, well into its 15th year, then it’s time to change some air filters and contact our team for regular AC maintenance.
Prepare for the Future
Maintenance in the springtime is all about preparing for the future. The more up to speed you are about the condition of your air conditioner, the more prepared you’ll be for any issues that would arise. For instance, if you’ve got a 10-year-old AC system that’s never been tuned-up before, you’re in for a rough few years because you’re simply unprepared for the number of repairs and breakdowns that might start occurring. For homeowners with AC systems that have been maintained every year routinely, they’ll be well aware of any issues that will be coming.
Change the Filter
Changing the air filter in your air conditioner isn’t just something some homeowners can do, it’s something every homeowner should do. By changing this filter once every 1-3 months, you’re ensuring that your system doesn’t begin to choke on the dust and debris that’s bound to get caught in it. This filter is meant to protect the sensitive, interior components of your system that will lose efficacy if they come in contact with these materials. So, change your air filter and we promise you’ll be doing yourself a favor!
Clean Around Your AC
Your AC’s outdoor cabinet deals with a lot throughout the seasons. From snowstorms to autumn rainstorms, you’d be lucky if there were only a few bits of dirt and debris clogging up the unit. So, in light of spring cleaning season, it’s always a great idea to take a broom and some water with a sponge to wipe down your AC and brush at least two feet around it. That’s because the system needs to be able to draw in clean air, and that’s going to be harder if there are pebbles, bits of dirt and dust, as well as critters clogging up the air conditioner cabinet.
The last but most important thing you could do for your air conditioner is to schedule maintenance. We understand, you might have skipped a few years and you’re nervous about what a technician would say, but we promise that scheduling maintenance now instead of skipping it until a problem arises is the best thing you could do. Let one of our trained technicians thoroughly inspect, repair, and adjust your system to be ready for the scorching summer temperatures to come!
Call the team at Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning today for expert service. Collier’s—A company you’ve grown to trust.