Summers in Texas can be extreme, especially in the western and central regions. However, that doesn’t mean you should miss those backyard barbecues and eventful vacation trips, because all you need to do is keep your HVAC system ready to cool your space. If you haven’t used the unit for some time, it’s prudent to inspect, clean, and maintain it to ensure it operates efficiently throughout the season. At Medley Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help you conduct routine maintenance to enjoy a cool and comfortable home or workplace. In this post, we will list a few things you can do to keep your HVAC system ready for summer.
Check Filters: Replace or Clean Them As Needed
One of the easiest ways to keep your air conditioning working efficiently is by cleaning or replacing your air filters. AC filters can become dirty, dusty, and clogged when used for prolonged periods, restricting airflow. The result is reduced cooling in the home, which forces your system to overwork to keep the house at comfortable temperatures, skyrocketing your electricity bills. You can choose replaceable filters or buy durable filters that you can wash frequently.
Clean the Dirty Vents and Ductwork
Another common issue you must address when preparing your HVAC system is cleaning the dirty vents and ductwork. The ducts and vents have a critical function that makes them vulnerable to dirt, which can massively affect unit operation. Supply vents suck in air and move it into the air ducts that direct the air into the cooling unit. Once cooled, the ducts release the air through the return vents, which circulate back into your home.
You can inspect and determine whether you need a simple cleaning solution or hire our professionals at Medley to perform a thorough cleaning. Check for dust, dirt, pet dander, and any debris blocking the vents.
Check for Obstructions Around the Unit
The exterior part of your air conditioning unit is made of multiple parts, like the condenser. If you haven’t cleared your compound and the area around the unit, begin by clearing plants, pikes, bushes, and any materials from your unit to ensure nothing is blocking the airflow to the condensing unit.
Test Your HVAC System
Once you have carefully inspected every component and established everything looks fine, you want to ensure the unit is functioning as it should. To do this, you must test your air conditioning system by turning it on for a few minutes. Set the thermostat to cool and watch how the system operates. If it works well, you have nothing to worry about. If it requires repair, you have enough time to call us and schedule an air conditioning repair before the Texas temperatures are in full swing.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
Even if your unit looks fine, it’s important to get a professional to inspect and fix any issues you may have missed before the season kicks in. A comprehensive AC tune-up with our licensed professionals at Medley Heating & Air Conditioning can help save you from costly repairs and replacements.
Let Us Help You
Whether you need AC maintenance, installation, replacement, or a simple repair, we’re here to help. Our customer-oriented technicians will inspect and fix any problems your unit may have to help you stay cool and comfortable anytime. Contact us anytime, and we’ll be happy to help.