Get Your Air Conditioning a Tune-Up, Before the Hot Weather Hits

Summer, and its sweltering heat, are coming soon. Make sure your air conditioning system is ready.

Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Massachusetts has put together some sage tips for preparing your air condition system:

  • Check your air filters. Many of the air conditioning system failures can be attributed to the filter. It is recommended that the filter be changed at least once every 60 days. If someone in the household has allergies or there are pets in the home, it is recommended to be changed more frequently, every 20-30 days.
  • Inspect your outdoor unit and make sure it is clear of debris, leaves and brush. It is wise to keep at least 2-feet surrounding the system clear for air to flow freely and more efficiently.
  • Check your indoor air registers. They sit at the end of each air supply duct and control the distribution of air in the room. The air registers are a very important part of the HVAC system. To improve the air flow in the home, keep them free from debris, dirt, rugs and furniture.
  • Get an air conditioning tune-up from a licensed professional. It is similar to a tune-up on a car. Most do not think twice about taking their car in for a tune-up to have it inspected to make sure you do not have any unexpected breakdowns.

Your home air conditioning unit needs the same type of maintenance to keep it running properly.

A licensed professional will inspect your system, clean the coils, check hoses and refrigerant levels to make sure it is running properly to keep homeowners comfortable when the sizzling days return.

It’s a real bummer to have you’re a/c break down on a really hot day, just when you need it most. Remember what they say about a little prevention, and get your system in tune.

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