6 Essential Air Conditioning Maintenance Tasks for Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is finally here which means that summer is just around the corner. Make sure you’re ready for summer in Edmonton by adding your air conditioning unit to your spring cleaning and maintenance checklist. Keep reading for six things you can do right now to make sure your home will be ready for the summer heat.

1. Turn it on

Most people wait until summer comes before turning on their air conditioner. Be proactive and turn it on this spring so you can fix problems before the summer swelter sets in. Pay attention to how the system starts and operates and take special notice of any strange noises.

2. Clean it
If you didn’t clean your air conditioner before storing it for winter, you’ll want to take the time to clean it now. Remove the cover and clear away all debris surrounding your unit. If you have a washable filter, go ahead and give it a rinse. Carefully clean your outdoor unit with a hose or, if you have an indoor unit, wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove built-up dirt and grime.

3. Check the fans
Have a look at the condition of the fan’s motor and blades for signs of wear or damage. Kill the power to the unit and then wipe down the fan blades with a damp cloth. Add lubricant to all moving parts.

4. Clear the way

With outdoor air conditioning units, you always have to be on the lookout for bushes, trees, plants and shrubs that might be growing too close to the unit. Trim them back whenever necessary to maintain a clean perimeter around your air conditioner.

5. Change the filter
Most air conditioners have a built in air filter which helps to keep the air inside your house clean. But your filter won’t be able to do a good job of keeping dust and allergens out of your home if it’s dirty. Wash or replace the air filter to keep your indoor air as fresh as possible.

6. Have it professionally serviced
Prolong the life of your air conditioning unit by having it professionally serviced every year. The technicians at Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating in Edmonton can clean and repair both commercial and residential cooling systems to keep them in top condition season after season.

Get excited about summer by adding these simple air conditioning maintenance tasks to your spring cleaning checklist today. With five convenient locations, Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating serves customers all over Edmonton and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for more information about all our products and services or to book an appointment.

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