A man inserting a square air filter into a ceiling vent

How to Take Care of Your AC Over Summer

Take Care of Your AC in Peak Season

Once the sun is blazing, we head straight for the thermostat. We rely on our AC system all summer to keep us cool, healthy, and comfortable.

Unfortunately, AC systems can’t just be turned on and forgotten. Taking care of your AC will give it a longer life, better performance, and improved efficiency.

Keep it Clean

Believe it or not, AC systems can get pretty dirty. The outside unit, exposed to the elements, often gets debris stuck inside. Leaves, branches, and even small toys can get stuck in the unit and cause damage.

Perform periodic checks of the unit to make sure nothing is in the way of the fan. And always make sure to turn the system off before working on it.

Change Air Filters

Similar to general cleaning, you should keep on top of replacing your air filters. This is a crucial step in maintaining your air conditioner. Over time, filters become clogged with dirt, dust, and other particles. So when they can’t get trapped in the fibers of the filter, these particles will find other ways around and eventually make it into your home.

This causes your AC to work harder, costing you more energy and decreasing performance. It also can be a detriment to your indoor air quality.

Manage Insulation

Insulation is an important part of air conditioning maintenance. Without proper insulation, all the cool air you’re paying for will just bleed back outside. This is a waste of money and efficiency.

Seal up any cracks around windows and doors. Also, repair any broken ductwork and make sure the system is insulated by a qualified professional.

Schedule a Tune-Up

Tune-ups are essential for air conditioning maintenance. Aim to have a tune-up every year just before the summer season, although it’s never too late. This will ensure your system is working its best and any small problems can be dealt with by an HVAC technician.

For all your AC repair and maintenance needs, go with the team at R. Brooks Mechanical. Our technicians are here to keep you comfortable all summer long. Contact us today at (855) 912-6489 for more information or to make an appointment.

Categories