As we being to thaw out from an especially cold winter, it may seem premature to think about running our air conditioners. But now is actually the perfect time for a tune-up to make sure your air conditioner is running at peak efficiency. Before we know it, spring will be here and it can bring some warm, muggy days. When those days come, you won’t want the surprise of finding your air conditioner isn’t working at all or is gobbling up energy.
A simple tune-up or inspection can make sure that everything is running smoothly before summer really gets into full swing. At Classic Aire Care, we can perform a routine inspection and perform simple maintenance that can prevent serious, costly problems. In general, a homeowner should have their air conditioner inspected annually, so if you have put this off for a few years, now may be a good time to have your unit inspected.
Before we come to inspect, there are simple tips a homeowner can perform to help the air conditioner run at peak efficiency. The first thing to do is ensure proper air flow through the condenser unit. To do this, remove any leaves that may have built up on or around the unit. Then clear off any spider webs and trim back bushes or trees which may be overgrown and impacting the unit.
Another simple step is to replace the air filter in your unit. These should generally be changed about every two months (or every month during especially heavy usage). By changing or cleaning your air filter before the summer months, you can be sure that air is being cleanly pulled through the unit, saving energy and cutting down on allergens in the home.
While these simple tips are helpful, a trained professional can go into the unit and perform a thorough inspection to keep your air conditioner lasting as long as possible through these hot St. Louis summers. To schedule your air conditioner inspection, contact Classic Aire Care today.