How to Prepare Your AC for the Heat


As temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to prepare for spring. The last thing anyone wants is to find themselves overheating, trying to turn on their AC, and finding that it is not working properly. Spring is the perfect season to give your cooling system a little TLC, ensuring it’s ready to keep you comfortable when the heat gets here. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps to prepare your HVAC system and AC unit for the upcoming spring months.


Schedule Professional Maintenance: While some AC maintenance can be handled by homeowners, it’s essential to schedule a professional HVAC inspection for more technical issues such as refrigerant leaks or coil damage. One of our certified technicians can identify and address potential issues, ensuring your system operates at its best when you need it most.


Clean and Replace Air Filters: Checking and replacing your air filters can be a quick way to help your AC run efficiently. Over the winter months, dust and debris can accumulate, affecting your system’s efficiency and indoor air quality. Regularly cleaning or replacing filters ensures optimal performance and a healthier living environment.


Inspect and Clean Coils: Your HVAC system’s coils – both evaporator and condenser – play a vital role in heat exchange. Take the time to inspect and clean these coils, removing any dirt or debris that may have built up during the winter. Clean coils contribute to improved energy efficiency and prevent potential system malfunctions.


Check Thermostat Settings: Spring brings fluctuating temperatures, and adjusting your thermostat settings accordingly can save energy and enhance comfort. Consider programming your thermostat for warmer daytime temperatures and slightly cooler evenings. Smart thermostats offer convenient options for setting schedules and optimizing energy usage.


Seal Leaks and Insulate: Efficient insulation and sealing any gaps or leaks in your home are crucial for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. Check doors, windows, and other potential air leaks, and invest in insulation where needed. Proper insulation will increase the efficiency of how your home retains the cool air your AC is outputting, helping your AC to not have to run as much.


With these items checked off your list, you can rest easy knowing your home is ready to take the heat and keep you and your family comfortable.