Spring cleaning is in full force among homeowners in Richmond, Virginia. As you're preparing your home for the cooling season, don't forget to pay attention to your AC system. You can tackle a few simple tasks to get your system ready to handle your cooling needs and indoor air quality concerns.
Clear Exterior Debris
Your home's air conditioning system relies on two units. The outdoor unit contains the compressor, which is one of the most valuable and important components, as well as the condenser coils.
As you're clearing out winter yard debris, take a look at the housing of this unit to see if any of that debris has clogged the openings. The outdoor AC unit needs plenty of space around it for proper airflow. Therefore, you should trim bushes and trees that may be growing too close.
Change the Air Filter
The AC unit also relies on a filter to prevent particles from moving into your cooling system. These particles can include pollen, pet hair, dander, dust and dirt. They can all impact your home's indoor air quality and reduce the efficiency of the system.
Most AC manufacturers recommend changing the filter every month to ensure maximum efficiency. You may want to upgrade to a filter with a higher MERV rating if anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. These filters can trap smaller particles. As a result, they can improve indoor air quality even more.
Schedule an AC Tune-up
Your air conditioner also needs regular maintenance to operate properly. The spring season is the perfect time to schedule this service with an HVAC service technician. During the service, we'll test the cooling system and make sure all components are working correctly. We may also do some light cleaning to remove dust and debris that has built up after a period of non-use.
Do you still need to schedule your AC tune-up? Contact Air Excellence, Inc. by calling 804-885-3888 for expert help from a friendly service technician.
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