Preparing your air conditioner for summer

It’s finally that time of year. We can say goodbye to the heaters and chilly weather, and welcome the air conditioning into our homes once again. It’s good to stay prepared for the summer climate with your air conditioning in tip-top shape to avoid any future problems.

Here are some ways to prepare your air conditioner for summer, from Enviroware Projects Ltd. in Vancouver.

Change the filters

A first easy step in air conditioner maintenance is to change the filters. Typically, they should be changed every few months to keep the air conditioner functioning properly and to the best of its ability. They are inexpensive and relatively easy to find in local hardware stores. If your filter is in good shape, you might get a little more use out of it with a good cleaning. Check your manufacturer’s instructions for how often the filter needs to be changed.

Cleaning the unit itself

Air conditioners, like anything else, grow dusty and dirty when they aren’t being used for long periods of time. Since Canada winters can last a long time, it’s a good idea to clean the unit. Clean the coils on the exterior to ensure clean air is flowing through your home. Cleaning the exterior fins will also help an air conditioner run better. Debris can get caught in the fins and cause problems in the future. Cleaning the unit is one of the many ways to keep your air conditioner running smoothly.

Check around the unit

Are there lots of vegetation around the air conditioning unit? Is it muddy, or particularly dirty? Walk around your air conditioning unit and make sure there’s nothing that could compromise the efficiency of the unit. It’s important to do this frequently, because weather and other factors may change throughout the season.

Check and clean interior ductwork

Traveling inside your home, checking the ductwork is a good task to do before the continual use of your air conditioner. You may not do this often, only when a problem is noticed such as an odor or debris. Have an AC technician check this for you when they come for your spring inspection and tune-up. There may be holes or problems that will make the air conditioning less efficient. It’s also good to check for any buildup of dust, mold, or other debris. Cleaning this will make sure that nothing dusty or potential harmful will flow throughout your home by using the air conditioning unit.

HVAC Contractors in Vancouver

Out of Vancouver, Enviroware Projects specializes in air conditioning, furnace repair, replacement and installation, gas line installation, and HVAC systems. Before you turn your air conditioner on this season, make sure you connect with them for a full inspection, cleaning, and tune-up of your air conditioner.

For more information, contact Enviroware Projects Ltd. today!

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