Make Sure the Air Conditioner is Ready to Handle Summer Weather

WACO, Texas (March 18, 2015) – Though March and April can bring relatively cool and comfortable temperatures, it will not be long before the summer months bring hot temperatures and dry spells. Aire Serv wants to make sure homeowners have the know-how when it comes to HVAC tune-ups to keep the system running smooth all summer long.

Clear bushes

Although aesthetically pleasing, bushes growing near the condenser can impact the airflow of the HVAC system. If there are brush and bushes surrounding the condenser unit (the unit outside the home), they should be removed because of impacting airflow, causing the HVAC system to work harder to cool the home in the summer months. Bushes and brush also make servicing of the unit more difficult.

Replace air filter

One of the easiest ways for homeowners to prepare the air conditioner for hot summer weather is to change the filter. The filter traps dander, dust and other small particles found in the air. A clogged air filter will cause the HVAC system to work harder than it should to cool. Homeowners should remember to change the air filter at the start of every season.

Clean vents and registers

Vents and registers are an important part of the whole air conditioning system. HVAC Systems that did not run much during the winter or first part of the spring, may have allowed time for dust to settle on the vents and registers. Once the HVAC system is turned on the dust can be taken into the system or blown into the air.

Check the thermostat

Checking the functionality of the thermostat is a step every homeowner should do when starting the HVAC system for spring and summer operation. Homeowners should also check to make sure the thermostat is not in direct sunlight, located near a heat source, or dirty. Thermostats should be located in central locations, such as a hallway.

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