Summer is here!
Even in the relatively tolerable summers we have here in the Billerica area, staying comfortable in summer means relying heavily on air conditioning systems.
Whether your home has a central air conditioning system or you rely on cool air generated by an external air conditioning unit, it’s essential to make sure you’re keeping up with HVAC service during the hotter months.
If you notice any problems with your air conditioning, remember that Medford Wellington Service is always available to perform air conditioning repair. The best way to avoid air conditioning repair, however, is to make sure you follow these air conditioning maintenance tips early in the season.
1. CHANGE THE AIR CONDITIONER’S AIR FILTER
This is the easiest type of air conditioning maintenance for a homeowner to perform on their own, yet you’d be surprised how many people in Billerica completely forget to do it. Twice a year, preferably right before the summer A/C season and then again right before the winter heating season, it’s important to change the air filter. Failing to do so could put a strain on your air conditioning unit, necessitating complicated HVAC service.
2. CLEAN THE AIR CONDITIONING CONDENSER COILS
Once the air filter has been changed, it’s time to take a look at your air conditioning condenser unit. This usually looks like a big metal box with a fan in it that sits outside your home somewhere. Because it’s outside, it’s very easy for debris get inside the box, clogging the coils and causing your A/C unit to work less efficiently. If you don’t feel comfortable removing the grate and cleaning the coils on your own, just call Medford Wellington Service. We’ll be happy to perform this simple HVAC service on your behalf!
3. CLEAR THE AREA AROUND THE AIR CONDITIONING INTAKE
While you’re out there performing air conditioning maintenance on the coils, it’s important to take a look at the area surrounding the condenser as well. Make sure that leaves, sticks, grass, and other yard waste isn’t crowding up against the unit or poking through the grate.
With these helpful tips, you’ll be well on your way to preparing your air conditioning unit for a long summer of battling the hot temperatures. We sincerely hope that nothing goes wrong with your air conditioning unit this year, but if it does, remember that our skilled HVAC service professionals are only ever a phone call away.