The temperatures in Leawood, Kansas, are still chilly. But before you know it, the warm weather will finally arrive and warrant the use of your air conditioner. Abruptly turning your AC system on after a long winter of hibernation can cause trouble, though. Read on to learn three spring cleaning tips for your air conditioning system.
Change the Air Filter
The filter in your HVAC system has an important job: It keeps particles from collecting in the ductwork and recirculating in your home’s air supply. As a result, it plays a part in maintaining efficiency and indoor air quality.
A clogged filter will cause your HVAC system to strain, leading to higher energy bills and more frequent breakdowns. It’ll also contribute to poor indoor air quality. You should change the filter at the start of every season, including spring.
Clear Around the Outdoor Unit
The winter in Leawood has seen its fair share of storms. Debris has likely piled up on and around the outdoor unit of your air conditioning system. No matter how small or large, leaves, twigs and branches can all harm your AC system. Take some time clear around the unit. Ideally, it should have a few feet of space to ensure efficient operation.
Schedule AC Maintenance
It’s best to leave most preventive AC maintenance tasks to a professional who can complete them safely. If you try to perform any work inside your air conditioning system yourself, you could damage the unit or risk injury. By signing up for a maintenance plan, you’ll receive two tune-ups per year, discounts on repair parts and priority service.
The sooner you schedule AC maintenance, the more energy and money your air conditioning system will save you during the cooling season. To book your appointment before the busy season starts, contact Air-Pro Comfort Systems at 913-543-5173. We look forward to helping you stay cool and comfortable this summer.
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