BlogApril 9, 2018How To Prepare Your AC Unit For The Spring

Winter is on its last legs, and before you know it, the low temperatures and chilly winds of the season will be replaced by the high humidity and higher energy bills of spring. When that happens, you must switch on the air conditioner to stay cool. But if your system fails to operate at optimum capacity, you won’t feel comfortable for long. So, do not wait till the heat becomes unbearable; it would only deteriorate the performance of your AC, ultimately leading to its breakdown. Take decisive action now.

1. Improve Air Quality

When your air conditioning system is turned off during the winter months, dust mites, pet dander, and dirt settle inside your home duct system. Once you run your AC in the spring, these contaminants resurface, deteriorating the indoor air quality and triggering allergies. So, before switching on the AC for the first time this spring, get an air purification system installed in your unit. This small step can go a long way to prevent dust, pollen, and other particles from affecting your home’s indoor air quality and AC efficiency.

2. Get a Smart Thermostat

In the early days of spring, the nights alternate between chilly and muggy. So, you have a hard time deciding the right thermostat setting.  Moreover, constant switching between ‘hot’ and ‘cool’ modes can put a lot of stress on your AC. Thankfully, a solution is available in the form of smart thermostats. These devices are designed to adapt to the indoor conditions, automatically,  irrespective of location and time of the day.

3. Test the AC

Nothing is more inconvenient than a malfunctioning AC on a humid spring night. A trial run can help root out such problems. Turn on your air conditioning unit and run a full cycle. Check the external condenser unit for any weird noises. Also, your indoor AC system should cycle properly and generate cool air instantly.

Start prepping your AC for the spring season to detect problems early and maintain system efficiency. Call an expert to perform a thorough check-up of the unit and carry out necessary repairs. If you need help with the process, get in touch here.

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