June 6, 2021
AC monsoon season

Summer is nearly here, which means now is a good time to begin making preparations for your air conditioner. Taking a few minutes to prepare your AC unit for the summer season is always important if you need to reduce wear and tear. Another benefit is that preparing your AC also improves its efficiency. Following a few simple tips can make a big difference in the performance of your air conditioner.

Here are three methods to follow in order to prepare your air conditioner for the summer.

1. Inspect Your Outdoor Unit

One way to begin preparing for summer is to inspect your AC unit for any signs of damage. Clearing debris is essential to ventilation. It also helps you avoid any overheating problems. Typically, it’s a good idea to give your AC unit at least 2 feet of clearance on all sides to enable it to operate efficiently.

2. Replace the Air Filter

Many people make the mistake of not replacing the air filter, which causes the system to work much harder. It also increases your utility bill. In addition, a dirty air filter negatively impacts the quality of air within your home. Changing your filter every two months is an easy way to avoid these problems. If you need to stay on schedule, write down the date you changed your filter.

3. Check the Ductwork

Ductwork leaks can eventually happen due to age. These leaks cause your system to operate less efficiently, and it makes it more challenging to keep your home feeling comfortable. You can fix any leaks by sealing them with tape. However, reaching out to an HVAC company is always the best option for a more permanent solution.

Xtreme Air, Inc. provides heating and cooling services for customers throughout Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Our company is licensed, bonded, and insured. We take pride in always delivering top-quality HVAC services at fair prices. Our team also provides indoor air quality products and evaporative coolers. Give Xtreme Air, Inc. a phone call today to learn more about our services. You can schedule a no-cost consultation!

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