The Fisher IL air conditioning experts at Lanz Heating & Cooling are here to help you get your AC ready for spring with an annual tune-up. We have also put together a list of items that you can do to help ensure that your air conditioner is ready for the warmer months. In this blog post, you’ll find a list of routine maintenance tasks that are an easy and cost-effective way to ensure that your AC will provide lasting results.
Change Air Filters
Even before you turn on your AC system for the first time this season, make sure that there’s a new air filter in it. Your technician should also check this during a routine tune-up. But it is also important for you to change them regularly throughout the summer.
Check and Clean Condenser Coils
Dirty air conditioner condenser coils cause many problems. They reduce efficiency and cost you more money on energy bills, and they also shorten the lifespan of your AC system by putting undue stress on the equipment. Check both the indoor and outdoor coils to ensure that they are not excessively dirty, and make sure the outdoor unit is not blocked by trees or yard debris. You can clean the unit with a water hose, but make sure you know how much pressure to use so that you don’t damage the coils or fins.
Check Air Ducts for Damages or Air Leaks
Visually check your air ducts for any damages. The technician will also do this during an annual check-up, but you can save time by pointing out trouble spots. You can save up to 35% on utility bills by sealing air ducts and making sure that you are not losing money on leaky air ducts. Also check vents and return registers for damages since this can impede proper airflow. If you have dirty ducts, this can also effect airflow and efficiency, and with a duct cleaning service, you can also improve indoor air quality.
These are just three major things you can do to prepare for summer, in addition to scheduling your annual tune-up. Call Lanz Heating & Cooling for all your Fisher, IL air conditioning needs.