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Try These 6 Steps to Prepare Your AC for Spring

Steps to Follow

Spring is coming very soon here in Montgomery, AL. Now is the time to make sure your air conditioning is in good shape to keep you cool and comfortable when it gets to be scorching hot outside. Here are six steps to take to make sure you are ready for the heat.

Check Your Ducts for Tear and Wear

Air DuctsIf there are any small tears or signs of wear in your ducts, they will not be able to efficiently distribute AC throughout your home, and they will need to be repaired.

Such a problem can make your energy bills rise as well. When your home is hotter, your HVAC system will work harder to achieve its goal.

Inspect Your Refrigerant

Make sure you have the right amount of refrigerant in your air conditioner. Low levels can damage the components and cause your AC to falter or fail. You could have a leak if you notice that your level of refrigerant is low. Make it a point to find and seal all refrigerant leaks as soon as possible.

Make Sure Your Air Conditioner is Not Frozen

ThermostatIf your AC blows warm air instead of cool air, it may be frozen. You might be able to see ice on the outside of the unit, but it could be frozen deep inside where you can’t see it. Until it is defrosted, your AC won’t work properly.

Check Your Thermostat

Check the condition of your thermostat. If you have an old-fashioned dial type thermostat, you may want to think about upgrading to a newer style. If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure it turns on properly and doesn’t need batteries.

Look at Your SEER Rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)

Do you know what the SEER rating of your air conditioner is? It should be a number between 13 and 25. If it’s a low number, your AC could be more cost-effective if you upgrade to a more efficient system.

Getting ready for warm weather may bring thoughts of vacations and fun outdoor activity, but don’t forget to take care of your AC so that it will take care of you.

Central AC Units Are Always a Better Option

Central ACIf you don’t already have central air conditioning, you might want to consider upgrading.

Even though there will be an initial investment required, in the long run, your home will be much more comfortable throughout, and your cooling costs will be much lower.

Take these steps so you will be nice and cool when the hot weather comes.