Summer is one of the best seasons of the year. It’s a time to enjoy outdoor barbecues, beach days, or simply soak up the sun while lounging. However, one of the greatest pleasures is stepping into a refreshingly cool home after a day spent in the heat. You can take a few precautions to guarantee your AC works correctly this summer; here is everything you need to know.

Clean the Air Filters

You should clean your air filters before summer arrives. A clean air filter allows air to flow easily through the system. When the filter becomes clogged with dust, dirt, and other debris, your AC has to work harder to cool the air. This not only reduces its cooling efficiency but also increases your electricity bill.

Inspect Your Insulation

Inspecting your insulation throughout your home is an important task to add to your summer AC maintenance checklist. If there are any leaks, they could prevent cool air from escaping, causing your AC to work harder. This could lead to high energy bills without you even realizing it. If you find any leaks, you will need to seal them to help prevent any additional loss. 

Check Refrigerant Levels

Next, check your refrigerant levels using pressure gauges. If the pressure is too low or too high, it can affect the cooling performance and potentially damage the system.  If the pressure is off or you suspect any leaks, contact one of our qualified HVAC technicians to repair the issue.

Hose Off The Condenser Unit

Get outside and hose down your air conditioner’s condenser unit. Since the condenser’s job is to suck in air, it could be pulling in a variety of debris, such as grass or pollen. Cleaning it off can help remove any dirt or buildup that could have accumulated during the off-season. 

Keep The Condensed Drain Line Clear

Making sure your condensed drain line is clear is so important when getting ready for summer. The drain line is responsible for removing condensation generated by the cooling process. After extensive use, the drain line can get clogged with dirt, mold, and other items, which could cause various problems. When the drain line is blocked, water cannot correctly drain away from the AC unit, which can cause water damage, mold growth, and more.

Reach Out to Arlex Oil Today

Summer is here, so it’s time to complete this checklist. If your AC isn’t working correctly, give us a call. Whether you have a clogged drain line, a dirty air filter, or simply want an inspection, Arlex Oil offers expert AC tune-up services to ensure you have the coolest summer. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form