How to Get Your AC Ready for Summer

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How to Get Your AC Ready for Summer

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Even though it might be a bit cool today, summer is on its way. You may be prepared, but is your air conditioner prepared to keep your home cool for another long summer?

You can make sure it’s as ready as it can be by reading our tips on how to get your AC ready for summer below!

If you’re too busy or unsure how to accomplish things on your own, give us a call at Peterson Air Care & Home Services. As part of our air conditioning service in Tempe, we’ll make sure your air conditioner is in good working order and ready to go this year!

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1) Clean Your Condenser

These are found in the AC unit itself. You know that large box outside your house? That’s where your condenser is. Remove any dust or dirt that has accumulated on the coils inside by removing the side panels or the top panel, whichever is easiest for your unit. This keeps air moving smoothly through the unit, allowing it to perform efficiently all summer.

2) Inspect the Concrete Slab

Your air conditioner should be installed on a flat concrete slab outside your home. Check to see if the slab has moved as a result of the winter’s freezing and cooling. This causes the earth to expand and compress, which might knock the slab off balance. Your unit will not run as efficiently if it is not flat. But don’t be concerned. These are generally simple to reposition. Pry the slab up with a piece of wood or metal, then scoop soil or rocks beneath it. Check that it’s level before lowering it again. Repeat as needed to maintain flatness.

3) Switch Out the Filter

Sure, you hear that all the time, but it’s because it’s true. Changing the air filter may significantly improve the performance of your air conditioner. When the filter becomes clogged, your air conditioner needs to work harder to complete its function. This indicates that it has more wear and tear throughout the device, and the motor may tire sooner. Changing your air filter is simple part of AC maintenance in Tempe, and it goes a long way toward extending the life of your unit.

4) Look Over the Coolant Lines

These are the wires that connect your house to your air conditioner. They are often wrapped in insulating foam or tape. Replace any insulation that has cracks or holes. As a result, the coolant running through the pipes will remain as cold as possible, allowing your AC to work as effectively as possible. You may get any sort of insulation you want from your local hardware shop.

5) Make Sure Your Wiring is Intact

There is wire running from your house to the air conditioning machine. This should be in good shape, with no fractures in the plastic covering or other issues. If something appears to be wrong, contact a professional before turning on your air conditioner.

Get help from the Tempe Air Conditioning Experts

It isn’t hard to make sure your air conditioner is in good shape before summer comes. These simple steps can help so much! You can also call us at Peterson Air Care and Home Service to schedule an AC tune up with our Tempe AC experts!

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