Winter is quickly melting into spring, where the flowers are blooming,
the air is heating up, and people are finally venturing outdoors. Before
you know it, summer will be upon us. With the temperature starting to
warm up, you will soon be needing your air conditioner. After a cold Indiana
winter, however, it is important to make sure that it is working like
it’s supposed to be. We’ve compiled a list of things you should
check for to make sure your cooling system functions the way it should.
Tips on Preparing Your Cooling System
1.Check the panels of the outdoor unit – The panels surrounding the outdoor unit both help you and the system. If
a panel is dented or missing, it is important to have it replaced. If
you are unfamiliar with how to do so, call a professional to assess the unit.
2.Remove any covering on the unit – Over the winter, it is smart to keep your HVAC system covered to avoid
damage. Before you turn on your air conditioning, though, it is important
to remove these covers to prevent damage to the system. Too often, homeowners forget.
3.Remove dirt and debris from outdoor unit – If you live in an area with wind, chances are some dirt or trash may have
blown against your cooling system’s condenser coils. This can affect
the way the system works, limiting the cold air that is generated. Make
sure this area is cleared when you first start your cooling system. In
addition, when you mow the lawn or scatter mulch, remember to keep the
base of the unit clean.
4.Change the indoor air filters – It’s called spring cleaning for a reason! As the new season descends,
take the time to change your air filters. Dirty filters can limit the
amount of cold air in the house, which can cause your A/C to work harder.
Your family may also breathe in dirty particles due to the filters. Clean
filters mean cool, fresh air!
5.Turn your A/C on to make sure it works – After you’ve done your preliminary checks, the only thing left to
do is turn it on and see if it works. Wait for a warm day and then start
your cooling system. If you encounter problems, contact an experienced
At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, our
Bloomington technicians are ready to help you make the most of this warm season. If
you need help with your cooling unit, contact us today! We offer
free estimates to help diagnose the situation.