Summer temperatures and humidity in Rolesville, North Carolina, can put any air conditioner to the test. Make sure your air conditioning unit remains in top condition throughout the summer by completing a few simple maintenance tasks. Staying on top of landscaping, scheduling system tune-ups, and arranging air filter changes can make a difference in your air conditioner’s efficiency and performance.
Maintain the Landscaping Around Your Exterior HVAC Unit
Keep the area around your exterior HVAC unit free of twigs, leaves, encroaching shrubs, and plants. Aim for at least 2 feet of clear space in all directions. Overgrown plant material can interfere with airflow, which makes it difficult for the fan inside the unit to effectively direct air. When cutting your lawn, direct grass clippings away from, not toward, your exterior HVAC unit.
Schedule an Air Conditioner Tune-Up
Schedule an air conditioner tune-up at least once a year. During a tune-up, our technicians will thoroughly examine your air conditioner. They will lubricate parts, ensure electrical connections are working correctly, check your thermostat for proper operations, and confirm refrigerant levels.
Annual air conditioning maintenance helps extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, improves your home’s indoor air quality, and enables your system to operate more efficiently throughout the summer.
Change Your HVAC System’s Air Filter
During the summer, dust and debris from the air outdoors can make their way into your home through open doors and windows. To keep these indoor air pollutants under control, change your HVAC system’s air filter at least once during the summer.
Changing the air filter does more than improve indoor air quality. It can help you keep your cooling expenses under control. Your HVAC system will work harder to direct air through a dirty air filter compared to a clean one.
Mitchell Heating & Cooling can help with all your home air conditioning needs. If your air conditioner is overdue for maintenance or in need of a repair, contact our experienced technicians today at 919-948-3263.
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