How To Prepare Your AC For Summer

As the spring season begins to warm up and temperatures creep higher and higher, summertime is likely on your mind already! Looking forward to warm weather, fun activities, and more is part of preparing for summer, but is your home summer-ready, too? Prepare your air conditioning system and unit with these tips from Allstars Electric & HVAC!

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Make Sure It’s Clean

Making sure your air conditioning unit is clean will not only help the unit run better and more efficiently, it will also help to keep pollen, dander, and dust from clogging up your filter. Before summertime, hose down the outside of your AC unit to make sure dirt and dust are washed away, and wipe down the blades of the internal fan, too.

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Change Your Air Filter

Of course, once the air is in your home, it will be filtered so that you’re not breathing in the dust, pollen, dander, or pollution from outside air. Changing your air filter regularly is important and keeps your home cleaner with air that’s more clear of allergens, microbes, bacteria, and dirt.

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Test for Any Issues, Leaks, or Obstructions

One of the most important parts of making sure your AC is ready for the summer is knowing that it runs well! Before you start running it regularly, check around the outside of your unit and the connections to the house to look for any leaks, obstructions, cracks, or other kinds of damage to the equipment. If you don’t see any physical damage, test your AC to make sure there are no issues with running it, either!

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Call Allstars Electric HVAC for a Tune Up!

Lastly, a great way to save time and ensure that your AC is performing at its peak before the heat of the summertime sets in is to call in the professionals to help with a tune up! At Allstar Electric & HVAC, our team is ready to help you with maintenance services and even maintenance plans to keep your home cool and running smoothly throughout summer!