How to Prepare Your Air Conditioning Unit for Summer Use
Summer temperatures will be upon us before we know it, and now is the time to check out that air conditioning unit and prep it for operation. But what does springtime AC maintenance require? Below, David's Heating & Cooling, located in Bolivar, MO, shares some chores that you should take care of before firing up your AC.
Your air conditioning system requires air filters, not only to keep your home’s air clean, but also to keep it running smoothly. With a dirty and well-worn filter, dust, debris, and other pollutants can get cycled through your system, clogging it up and reducing its efficiency. One of the most important steps to take during your summer preparation is to make sure your home’s air filters are all fresh and clean.
Clean Drain Lines
An air conditioning unit’s drain lines can easily become congested over time. Especially during the winter months when the air is humid and the unit isn’t being used, those drain lines can grow mold and mildew that will catch other debris once the unit is running again. This may seem like a small problem, but clogged drain lines can lead to leaks and water damage in your home. Pouring a cup of bleach into the access line ensures the drainage components are clean and ready for summer use.
Clear Out Winter Debris
During the fall and winter months, dead leaves and other debris can collect around your outside air conditioning unit, also known as the condenser. It’s important to clear this trash out before the unit is used so that it has proper air circulation and is easily accessible for maintenance purposes. Equally important is cleaning out the inside of the condenser. Removing all the dirt and dust from its coils will help ensure its smooth operation over the summer.
If you don’t have the time for this springtime maintenance, or you’re afraid your system has some larger problems, you may be looking for reliable HVAC contractors. But David's Heating & Cooling has the expertise and customer service you need. They provide both heating and cooling maintenance, repair, and installation, as well as other services like air duct cleaning. Contact them for all your air conditioning needs at (417) 326-4822 or visit their website to learn more.