Our professionals will ensure these components of your AC are maintained for the summer.

The temperature is steadily rising, and summer will be here before you know it. Staying proactive by following an AC maintenance checklist is important for keeping your cooling system working at an optimal level. You can do a few of these tasks yourself. However, it’s a better idea to reach out to a professional to handle all of these maintenance tasks for you.

Scheduling preventative AC maintenance can also help you avoid expensive repairs and save you a lot of stress.

Here is an AC maintenance checklist to explain how our technicians will inspect and maintain your AC unit:

Check and Replace the Air Filter

One of the simplest yet most crucial steps in any AC maintenance checklist is to check the air filter. Dirty air filters can force your system to work harder, which can potentially damage your unit. Regularly cleaning or replacing filters improves efficiency and indoor air quality.

Inspect the Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit, especially the condenser coils, needs to be free from any obstruction that might affect its performance. An HVAC professional will clean the outdoor condenser to ensure it’s working at an optimal level for the summer months.

Check the Refrigerant Level

The refrigerant in your AC unit is essential for cooling your home. Any changes in the level may mean a leak in the refrigerant system, which should be addressed immediately. A technician can easily check the refrigerant level and make any needed adjustments.

Examine Electrical Components

Loose or frayed wires can lead to significant safety issues. Electrical problems can even cause a fire. Our team will make sure the electrical components are in excellent condition before you begin using your air conditioner.

Clean the Evaporator Coils

Over time, evaporator coils collect dust and dirt, reducing your AC’s efficiency. It’s crucial to clean these coils to keep any issues to a minimum. An HVAC company can clean the evaporator coils as part of an AC maintenance checklist.

Check the Drain Line

The drain line can often become clogged with debris, potentially causing water damage or high humidity levels in your home. It’s recommended to clean the drain line regularly to ensure it’s not obstructed. Professionals can clean your drain line to help you avoid any major issues.

Seal Air Leaks

Leaks can eventually happen in your ductwork over time. These leaks can start small and become much bigger. Sealing air leaks in your ductwork allows air conditioning systems to work more efficiently and reduce energy costs.

Inspect Your Insulation

Your AC could be working double time if your home isn’t properly insulated. We will check your home’s insulation, especially in the attic and around windows and doors. Good insulation not only helps your AC perform better but also reduces energy consumption.

Schedule a Professional Inspection

Despite your best efforts, there might be other issues with your AC that only a professional can diagnose. Scheduling a professional inspection annually can save you money and headaches in the long run. Professionals will check the refrigerant level, test for leaks, measure airflow, inspect electric terminals, and check other moving parts.

Let Carr AC Help You Complete an AC Maintenance Checklist

Carr AC understands the importance of keeping your home cool during the summer. Our trained professionals are committed to ensuring your AC unit and HVAC system are running smoothly. We offer many different services, including AC repair, AC maintenance, and AC installations. You can trust that your air conditioning maintenance is in good hands.

Reach out to Carr AC at 727-447-7212 for more information!

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