As winter fades away and spring begins to emerge, you may find yourself wondering what you can and should do to ensure that your home remains comfortable and cool when the weather is warm. There are many different ways to do this in your home, but the primary system that you may wish to focus on is your air conditioning system. Get to know some of the steps that you should take this spring to keep your house cool in the summer and to give yourself the head start you need to avoid problems on the first hot days of the year.
Uncover and Clean Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit
The first step that you will want to take in the spring is to get outside and take a look at your outdoor air conditioning unit. If you had it covered for the winter, the first step will be to remove the cover. Next, you will want to take a good look at your air conditioning unit.
Look for any signs of damage such as damage to the protective cover over the fan and the like. If there is no damage to the unit, you can begin the cleaning process. Clear any debris that has accumulated on or around your outdoor air conditioning unit. This can include sticks and branches, leaves, and any trash that may be in the area.
Cleaning dirt off of the unit is also important. Spray the unit off with a hose, especially the exhaust fan. And then wipe down any areas with remaining dirt with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Have Your System Inspected
During the spring is the perfect time to schedule your annual air conditioning inspection. This professional inspection will include a good look at your outdoor air conditioning unit as well as all of the components inside. The HVAC contractor will also fire up your system and let it run to ensure that there will not be any problems or surprises when you have to put your system to use later in the season.
If your inspection does show that you have a problem, you will have plenty of time to get it fixed by having the inspection done in the early spring. And if your air conditioning system is found to be in need of a complete replacement, you will have the time and opportunity to get that task accomplished without feeling rushed.
Now that you know some of the steps that you should take this spring to keep your house cool in the summer, you can get started as soon as possible. To learn more, contact a company like Allied Air Conditioning & Heating Corp.