How To Maintain Your A/C Unit In The Summer.

Amarillo summers require a ton of cooling.  Unlike the winter when you can often leave your air conditioning off, during the summer your air conditioner runs 24/7. Your HVAC system can perform great under summer conditions, but it will take some upkeep and maintenance on your end.

Go outside and check your HVAC.

A lot can happen in the winter months when your air conditioning is in hibernation. Before you turn on your air conditioning for the summer, do a visual inspection of the A/C unit. If you find any debris (e.g., leaves, sticks) stuck in the unit, remove the debris before turning the system on. If a piece of the A/C unit appears caught (a part of the A/C unit is stuck or hanging off your A/C unit), call an air conditioning professional to make sure there isn’t any severe damage before turning your system on.

Clean your HVAC.

Air conditioning units have a bunch of moving parts; therefore, it is essential to maintain the interior the same way you would the exterior. If there is dust or debris buildup within the inner tubes, then there is a higher chance there could be a system failure sometime soon. Most air conditioning units open quickly, but if you aren’t comfortable working inside of the unit, then you should call an air conditioning specialist so they can ensure your unit will last as long as possible during the strenuous summer months.

Always replace your air filters.

Your A/C unit is about to be working harder than it has for the past eight months. With so much pressure on your HVAC system, you’ll need to replace the air filters frequently. Go ahead and change them all out at the beginning of summer, and then change them monthly after that. Doing this will make the air smoothly transition from the inside ductwork to your home. Failing to change your air filters will not only cause a decrease in air quality in your home, but it could also damage your air conditioning unit to the point of breaking down.

Continuously monitor performance.

After you have changed the air filters and examined the A/C unit for interior and exterior damage and build-ups, you can safely turn on your air conditioning. If everything comes on regularly, then be sure to routinely check the unit and change the air filters throughout the summer. If the air isn’t cold, then there may be more significant problems that require a technician to fix. If you want to get your air conditioning unit inspected before summer goes into full swing, contact us online or call (806) 372-1572.

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