13 Apr How to Prepare Your AC Unit for Summer
Summer is right around the corner, and before the official summer season gets here, it is important that you make sure your home is ready to handle the heat. More specifically, you need to make sure that your HVAC system is ready to handle warm weather.
Here at Texas Pride Heating and Air, we want to make sure that your HVAC system is up and running to the best of its ability before summer hits. There is nothing as frustrating as a broken AC during a heat wave, so make sure to stay on top of you unit’s needs before the hot weather hits. Your HVAC system is a complex mechanism, and in order for it to continue to work properly, there are a few things you need to do to keep it up and running—especially before summer.
Here are four easy things you can start doing to get your system all summer ready.
- Get New Filters
This is perhaps the easiest way to perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system, but it is also the most overlooked form of maintenance. The filters in your HVAC system need to be replaced every month or two to keep things working properly and to make sure your home in maintaining clean air quality. If you haven’t swapped out your HVAC filters this month, go ahead and do it now
2. Clean Out Your Condensation Lines
There are pipes that carry condensation away from your air conditioning unit. These pipes are very important to your system, but they can get clogged up easily. If this happens, it can cause water to build up back into the air conditioning system or even into your home. If you suspect this may be the issue, take a look at where the pipe drains out of your home and make sure it’s draining properly.
3. Remove Debris From Outside Your AC Unit
If your AC unit has grass, weeds or wet leaves built up around it, then it can actually reduce your air conditioner’s performance. Before you power up your AC unit for summer, make sure to clean out debris and remove plants that may be blocking your unit first. Make sure that you follow up every month to keep it clean throughout the season.
4. Install a Smart Thermostat
If you don’t already have a smart thermostat installed in your home, there is no better time than the present to install one. The right smart thermostat will help your system work more efficiently and will help keep your energy bills lower. With these thermostats you can program your system to reduce the amount of cool air used at times when you don’t need it, giving your AC unit a welcome reprieve during a season when it needs it the most.
To schedule an appointment with an HVAC professional who can help get your system ready for the summer heat—give Texas Pride Heating and Air a call today. We will make certain your AC system is ready for anything that summer heat can throw at it.