Your air conditioner works extra hard in summer to cool your home to your preferred temperature range. For this reason, it needs to be in tip-top shape to work efficiently. Here’s how to prepare your AC system for summer in Clemson, SC, so that you can enhance comfort and save more energy:

Change the Air Filters

Air filters are an essential part of your AC system because they filter the air that enters your house and eliminate harmful pollutants. When dust and debris accumulate on your filter, the efficiency of your AC system in cleaning your indoor air reduces.

Ideally, you should replace your filter every one to three months, depending on conditions in your household. Consult our service technicians for the best size and type of filter for your AC system.

Remove Condenser Lids

You may have covered your air conditioner’s condenser when the system was in minimal use. Turning on the AC system with the covers in place can damage it in the summer. You need to remove any lids or blankets and check for damage before summer.

Also, vegetation and debris may have accumulated near the condenser with time. These foreign materials interfere with your condenser coil’s ability to efficiently transfer heat to the outside. Remove any foreign materials to keep the AC system working optimally.

Schedule AC Maintenance

While you can try a few things to improve your system’s performance, a professional HVAC service technician will conduct more in-depth checks and service the system. Spring gives you ample time to schedule AC maintenance. Certified service technicians will inspect the wiring, electrical connections, refrigerant levels and other components and fix all issues.

Test Your Thermostat

Your thermostat sends instructions with your temperature preference to your AC unit. A faulty thermostat may fail to detect your home’s temperature accurately. Also, you may have installed the device in the wrong place, say near an oven, causing it to misread your home’s temperature.

If your thermostat has problems, it may cause your AC unit to short-cycle or run continuously. To avoid such scenarios, test your thermostat to ensure it’s communicating well with your air conditioner. Have a service technician come to check your device and AC system if you detect any anomalies.

Reach out to Complete Heat and Air for help with your AC service needs. We specialize in providing honest and quality services to our customers, and our service technicians work tirelessly to restore your comfort.

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