June 10, 2024
Ways You Can Prepare Your Air Conditioning for Summer Weather

When that beautiful, life-giving summer sunshine returns, Pacific Northwest residents can rejoice! With the change of season, warmer temperatures are on the horizon, and your air conditioning system needs to be prepared. Here are some best practices to keep in mind.

Get your professional maintenance appointment scheduled.

Professional tune-ups for your AC system are vital. Not only does it help minimize extra energy usage and help you save money on your utility bills, it also ensures that you can head into the warm summer months with less risk of the machine breaking down. Our licensed team of HVAC experts will clean the air filters, coils, blades, and other internal components of the system so there is no debris or dirt buildup. We will also make sure to complete an energy efficiency check and will examine the electrical components, too. If we notice any problem spots, we’ll discuss those with you so you can get everything fixed, running, and ready to go. We recommend annual professional tune-ups on air conditioning systems, ductless heat pumps, and furnaces.

Make sure there is no debris or items around the outside unit.

The winter and spring months bring lots of different weather. With that, it’s common for dirt, debris, leaves, grass clippings, or twigs to accumulate around your yard near the outside unit. Now that the weather is better, head outside and clear away any debris that may have piled up around the exterior. Also, make sure that nothing is stacked on top of the unit. Generally, it’s good to keep at least one foot of space on each side of the unit, or more if you have the space.

Don’t ignore problems.

Has your air conditioning system been repaired often in recent years? If that’s the case, you might want to consider planning for a new system this year. Or, perhaps the machine is more than 15 years old. Chances are, it’s not as efficient as it could be and it could be prone to an expensive repair or breakdown. We understand that a new air conditioning system is an expense. That’s why we offer convenient and affordable financing options. You may also be eligible for tax credits, rebates, or other discounts on qualified systems. We’ll help you find the best product within your price range. This will give you peace of mind, knowing your home will be comfortable all summer long.

Ready to schedule your professional maintenance appointment? Perhaps you want to learn more about what new system options there are. Our experienced and friendly team at Climate Control has the expertise you can rely on. Contact us today!

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