Don’t let the first heat wave of the season catch you off guard. Get your Baltimore, Maryland, home ready for the summer season by checking these four air conditioner components now.
Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit
Flowers, shrubs, and grass can quickly get out of control once the spring growing season starts. Don’t let your backyard landscaping obstruct your outdoor air conditioning unit or compromise the airflow in any way. Make a point of trimming back any shrubs or tall grass in order to give the unit three feet of clearance all around. As the summer season progresses, maintain adequate clearance and remove leaves, branches, and other debris from the outdoor unit.
Give your air conditioner a break by starting the summer with a new air filter. Not only will a fresh filter prevent dust and dirt from entering your HVAC system, but it will also keep your home’s indoor air quality high. During mild seasons like spring, you should change the air filter every three months. During the summer, however, plan to change the air filter every month to keep the air conditioner running smoothly when you need it most.
Get ready for the cooling season by switching your programmable thermostat over to the cool setting. Take advantage of its energy saving functions by programming it to run only when your family needs to cool down. Dial back the settings while everyone is out during the day or asleep at night to prevent your air conditioner from overworking.
Drains, Coils, and Wiring
Once you’ve taken care of the basics, give Griffith Energy Services a call for professional air conditioner maintenance. When you purchase our preventive maintenance agreement, we’ll give your system a complete inspection to make sure the drains, coils, wiring, and more are in good working order before the summer heats up. We’ll also keep an eye out for any potential problems so we can address them before they escalate or get overly expensive.
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