Spring Central AC Maintenance: 4 Simple Steps to Stay Cool This Season

- 11:53 am - April 26th, 2024

With the warm weather and summer quickly to follow, you might be inclined to turn on the AC sooner rather than later this spring.

Before you do, add these central AC maintenance tips to your spring-cleaning list to avoid higher utility bills and low cooling performance this year.

4 Tips for Spring Central AC Maintenance

  1. Check and replace your air filters. Replacing your air filters is one of the easiest ways to maintain performance, improve indoor air quality, and save energy and money. Replacing the air filter improves the airflow by reducing strain on the AC system, and air quality by filtering out indoor air pollutants such as allergens, pollutants, and pet dander. Check to replace your air filter monthly, and if you have pets, the frequency may be higher. Pro tip: write the next replacement date on your air filter, add the date to your phone calendar as a reminder, and keep a stack of air filters in a place that’s easy to access when the filter needs to be changed.

  2. Clean the debris around the outside unit. Another easy way to maintain your AC system in the spring is by regularly cleaning the dirt or dust accumulated around the unit, including removing any debris, such as leaves, branches, and plants within a 2-foot radius. Keep your outdoor unit clean so the air conditioning equipment isn’t working overtime, hindering its efficiency and reducing its lifespan.

  3. Check for any signs of damage. If you covered your AC unit to help protect it during the winter weather, it’s time to remove it. Check for signs of physical damage on the panels and fins, including dents, rust, or corrosion. Also, look for any signs of water build-up or mold, including any obstructions in the equipment. If you notice any damage to your electrical wiring, such as disconnected or eroded wiring, contact us immediately at (203) 777-5747 to inspect your AC equipment for safety issues.

  4. Check your thermostat and circuit breaker. Check the programming settings on your thermostat so the temperature and timings are set appropriately. You may need to double-check that the circuit breaker is on to deliver power to the unit.

The best tip for your central AC is to schedule a tune-up before the season starts, where the items above, plus more can be handled by a professional.

With Tracey Energy, it’s a breeze! Our highly-trained technicians will check and clean vital air conditioning components, adjust settings, and perform an in-depth inspection so your system is safe and runs at its best.

With our service plan, you can find comfort with our emergency service, save on repairs with reduced parts and labor, and know the more challenging aspects of maintaining central air equipment are taken care of like:

  • Dirty condenser coils
  • Refrigerant leaks
  • Frozen evaporator coil
  • Contaminated refrigerant
  • Defective thermostats

By properly taking care of your AC equipment, you can enjoy cool air all season long, prolong the life of your system, and reduce your energy costs.

Call Tracey Energy today at (203) 777-5747 to schedule your air conditioning maintenance, or contact us to learn more!

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