The Louisville area has been experiencing some abnormally warmer temperatures over the past week, which already has us thinking about spring. One step towards getting your home ready for the spring season is turning on your AC. Your HVAC unit is a huge investment in your home and you want to keep it working efficiently as long as possible. Here are a few ways to prepare your unit for the spring season:
- Check your condenser. If you haven’t been outside much during the winter, check to make sure that grass, plants, and other debris are moved away from the condenser.
- Change your filter. It is recommended that you change your air filter every 3-4 months, and more often if you have pets. Changing your air filter makes it easier for your unit to run efficiently.
- Clean your vents. This will also help your HVAC unit run easier.
- Check your coolant lines. The refrigerant tubes or pipes that run from the evaporator on the air handler to the condenser outside are covered with foam coolant line insulation, which prevents them from losing energy. Check your coolant lines to see if the insulation is missing, and replace it as needed. In order to do this you will need to install foam insulation sleeves, or you can wrap the lines with foam insulation tape.
- Test your unit. Before you are in desperate need of air conditioning, turn on your unit to make sure that everything seems to be working properly. If something does not seem right, call Airtech to fix the problem before the warmer weather is here to stay.