During the summer months, you will want to have as few problems with your cooling as possible. This means that there is a lot of maintenance to do before the summer heat arrives. In addition, there may be some improvements that you want to make so your AC will be more durable and efficient. The following AC maintenance tips and improvements will help ensure you have a durable cooling system to keep you comfortable this summer:

1. Un-Winterizing Your AC and Cleaning the Condensing Unit to Prepare for Summer

First, you will want to undo the winterization that you did to your AC during the fall months. In addition, it is a good idea to inspect the condensing unit for damage and clean it. Cleaning the AC unit will help prevent the problems with components freezing during summer heatwaves, which can cause serious damage to the system.

2. Changing the Filters and Maintenance of Ductwork to Reduce Energy Loss and Improve Airflow

The first part of summer AC maintenance is changing the air filters to get ready to turn your air conditioner on. In addition to changing the filter, you will also want to do maintenance to the ducts and clean them as necessary. You will want to inspect the ducts and repair any damage that causes leaks. There are also options for improving the ducts to reduce air loss and improve the energy efficiency of your cooling.

3. Upgrading Your HVAC Thermostat to Make It More Efficient for the Summer Heat

The thermostat of your AC may also be outdated and should be replaced before the summer months. Today there are many options for energy-efficient thermostats, and the most common solution is a programmable thermostat that allows you to automate the temperature settings to improve efficiency. There are also smart thermostats that remember settings and automatically make adjustments according to your needs and to maximize efficiency.

4. Conducting Energy Audits and Finding Problems That Cause Air Leaks and Make Your AC Less Efficient

To make your AC more efficient during the summer, many things need to be inspected, and not just the AC. There are many places in your home where air leaks can make your home hotter and cause your air conditioner to work harder to keep you cool. Do an energy audit to find air leaks and repair problems that cause energy loss during the summer heat.

These are some AC maintenance tips and improvements that will help keep you comfortable for the summer months. If you are ready for maintenance to prepare for summer, contact an HVAC service, such as Prestige Air Conditioning & Heating, and talk to them about what can be done to improve your cooling before the summer heat arrives.