Preparing Your AC Unit for a Bloomington Spring
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 HVAC technician.
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.