Back-to-school season usually signals the end of summer, though it doesn’t quite feel like it here in Roanoke, VA, and the surrounding areas. However, most homeowners are already shifting their attention to autumn and winter preparations. That’s great! But let’s not forget your favorite summertime appliance needs a little TLC before it’s done being used for good.
Your AC unit got quite the workout with this summer being one of the hottest on record. Therefore, a little tune-up today can go a long way toward restoring your system to mint condition. Here are all the benefits you get to enjoy when you take the time to perform necessary end-of-season AC maintenance.
Now, follow the tips below to make sure your air conditioner is in the best condition possible.
Change Your Filters
The most important maintenance step is also the easiest one: change the air filters! It’s good practice to replace or clean filters on a regular basis because this keeps your unit functioning efficiently and ensures you have great indoor air quality. Air filters can trap a lot of dust, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, and other allergens over the summer months, so much so that even the best filters require replacing by the time fall rolls around. Plus, if you replace your filter now, you won’t forget to do it next spring.
Clean Outdoor Unit
A clean air conditioner is a happy air conditioner! When the condenser coils and fins get dirty, they can reduce the output of cool air enough to make you think your whole unit is broken, so it’s important to clean these parts as needed. Use a soft brush to carefully remove any debris found on your outdoor unit.
Winterize Your AC Unit
Such a great investment needs to be protected year-round, especially during the winter months. Make sure you take the time to winterize your AC unit by covering or insulating exposed pipes so they don’t suffer any damages from extremely cold temperatures. If you don’t know how to winterize your AC unit, give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help.
There you have it! In just three simple steps, your air conditioner is ready to put away for the year. Now, you have to start thinking ahead to the chilly days of fall and schedule a furnace tune-up for your Roanoke home with Davis Heating & Air!