Prep Your AC Unit For Summer
Don’t wait until that first heatwave hits New England to check on your air conditioner unit. Preparing your air conditioner for summer ensures everything is ready to go when you need it! If you do it now, you’ll have time to handle repairs before its time to beat the heat! Before you turn your AC on for the summer, remember to remove the AC cover if you use one. Running it with the cover on can cause damage. Here’s how to make sure your AC is ready for the season ahead:
Change or clean the HVAC filter before you start the AC for the summer. A clogged filter makes the system work harder. If you are uncomfortable changing the filter on your own, please give Field Electric a call as a professional is more than happy to come by and help change the filter for you! We always recommend contacting a professional HVAC technician for any service to your outdoor unit.
Exterior Unit Cleaning
Head outside to the exterior unit and remove any leaves, branches, plants and other debris you might see near the unit. This keeps debris from getting inside and allows for proper airflow to your air conditioning unit. You could also shut off the power to the unit to hose down the exterior coils.
If the unit doesn’t start or doesn’t feel like it’s cooling, contact Field Electric, your professional HVAC technicians to diagnose and repair the problem. Please remember to mention any noises or issues you experienced to help us narrow down the problem.
Should You Call an HVAC Technician to Service Your AC Before You Turn It On?
You don’t necessarily have to have an HVAC technician check your unit before using it this summer. But we do recommend having your HVAC system serviced professionally at least once per year, which usually coincides around the same time as the start of the summer. Some people choose to have an HVAC tune-up twice per year, once before the cooling season and once before the heating season.