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How to Get Your AC Ready For The Next Summer

By John Amigo /

When the temperature rises, don’t get caught in the summer heat! There’s nothing more chaotic and stressful than your A/C failing in the middle of summer. Avoid this heated situation by providing ongoing maintenance before summer arrives. Spring is the ideal season to prepare your air conditioner and avoid any issues.

Cleaning the condenser, replacing the filters, and performing a few minor overhauls will get your air conditioning unit in shape, ready to run and cool your home efficiently this summer. In this blog, we give you some tips to be ready before the warm season begins.

Don’t Let Your House Heat!

Step 1 – Get Ready Before Any Adjustments or Maintenance

Before going deep in the cleaning process, make sure you unplug your air conditioner to avoid accidents due to electric shock. 

Step 2 – Replace and Clean the Lugs of your A/C: The filters!

Clean the filters in your boiler or air conditioner whenever they begin to look clogged with dust at least twice a year, in this case before summer. Failure to change these filters will restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Dust filters also recirculate dust in your home.

Step 3 – Clean the Debris of Your Conditioner Condenser 

The condenser unit is a large fan in a metal box with sides that look like louvers. If your condensing unit was undercover during the winter, uncover it. In this case, there probably isn’t much debris to clean. If it were not covered, you would probably have to remove a larger accumulation of leaves, yard debris, and dirt. 

Check the fan is free and clear of debris. Next, check the inside of the box. Air moves through the radiator-type condenser coils. Check to see if debris has obstructed the coils. If so, these coils must be cleaned to keep your condensing unit operating at maximum efficiency.

Step 4 – Check Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant is the semi-gaseous “fuel” that air conditioning units use to drive heat away from home. Eventually, small amounts of refrigerant leak out of the unit, impairing its efficiency. However, it isn’t possible to tell the amount of refrigerant in your air conditioner just by looking at it. This is a task best left to a professional.  

Step 5 – Get a Professional 

We recommend hiring a professional to check everything is running smoothly before summer. An expert will provide the whole maintenance service and guarantee your A/C is working properly. 

Get Top Professional Maintenance With Brighton Air Corporation

At Brighton Air Corporation, we are committed to providing the best service for every client. We know how important maintenance is for your A/C unit, and it’s unpredictable, especially in the summer season. Our certified professional staff will work with you and let your air conditioner work at its best. Get your FREE quote today!

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