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The Best Ways to Prepare Your AC Unit for Summer

Published on May 19th, 2020

It seems like the official start of spring just happened so it’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner! Now that the temperatures are continuing to heat up, it’s time to turn your attention once again to your air conditioner near Winfield. Before you flip the switch on your unit for the first time this year, it’s important that you take some time to prepare your unit for what’s to come. There are a few simple steps that you can take to set up your AC unit for success this summer.

Change the Filter

We can’t emphasize enough how important (and easy!) it is to change your filter on a regular basis. Your unit likely hasn’t run since last summer, so a quick filter change can help eliminate any built-up dirt and debris left over from last year. A simple filter change allows your system to run as efficiently as possible without having to fight through a layer of grime to begin cooling your home. 

Check on the Unit Itself

Another simple step you can take is checking on the air conditioner unit to ensure there hasn’t been a build-up of sticks, leaves and other potential blockages around your unit. If you notice that there is an overall layer of dirt or grime on your unit, take a damp towel and wipe it down. It’s important that there is at least 2 feet of space surrounding your AC unit so that there is proper airflow. This also allows the coils to work as they should be as well. 

Clean the Condenser and Coils

The condenser is the portion of your AC unit that helps remove the heat and release it outside so that the cold air can continue to circulate throughout your home. Any build-up that is located in this area of your air conditioning unit will have a negative impact on its performance, so make sure to clean it thoroughly. You can do so by taking a soft cloth and removing dust or mold spores that have developed. 

Call Us for a Professional Tune-Up

If you want a thorough tune-up before the official start of summer, we are happy to help! Regular HVAC tune-ups and maintenance are ideal ways to help minimize damage and ultimately extend the lifespan of your air conditioner near Winfield. Get in touch with us at Blue Frost Heating & Cooling today to schedule your appointment. 


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