Summer is right around the corner and with it, so are higher temperatures. What this means for local Suisun City residents, is it’s time to get your AC unit in tip-top shape (if you haven’t already). After the high dust and pollen season of spring, you’ll likely need to literally dust off the different components of your cooling system and carefully inspect your unit as a whole. Nothing is worse than a faulty air condenser in the summertime. For your convenience, Solano Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has put together a pre-summer HVAC checklist to get you ready for the heat.
Summer HVAC Checklist
Clean Your Unit
If you have had an idol outdoor condenser, it has likely harbored a good deal of dust and debris over the winter and spring seasons. Clear away any plant growth, fallen branches or twigs and animal waste to ensure that nothing is tampering with your A/C unit’s performance.
Declutter your ducts
If you didn’t have to run the heat much this winter, you likely haven’t been thinking about your home’s air ducts in quite some time. You would be surprised what can fester in this components in just a short period, let alone 6+ months. Make sure that your ducts are clear and clean so that your HVAC unit is flowing efficiently.
Replace your filter
Don’t get off on a rough start by forcing your unit to work twice as hard to provide your home with cool air this summer. Check your air filter to be certain that you replaced it after last year’s warm season. If not, replace it now to improve your system’s efficiency and longevity. The same goes for wall vents and registers. Give these components a proper vacuuming to ensure that your home’s A/C can keep you cool this summer.
Tweak your thermostat
Getting your system ready does no good if you have a faulty thermostat. Make sure that the batteries in your thermostat are in working order and dust the inside and outside of your thermostat. Make sure that it doesn’t give off any false readings by being too close to breezeways, major appliances or any other sources of higher or lower temperatures that could influence its abilities to give a true temperature reading.
Test your unit
Once you have cleaned your system and prepared it for the summer ahead, give it a test run to make sure that there is nothing seriously wrong with your unit. Place your thermostat even a few degrees lower than you would normally set it to double-check that your system and handle the harder workload of the warmer months to come.
Even if your test run of your unit went smoothly, it’s still a good precaution to schedule routine maintenance of your A/C unit to ensure that there are no underlying issues with your system. The last thing you want is for your system to run fine in the milder June weather, only for it crash in late July or early August. Contact one of our local Suisun City HVAC specialists, and one of our professionals will provide quick and courteous maintenance on your unit to keep your home comfortable.