You Might be Ready for Summer, but is Your Air
The weather is warming up and summer will be here
before we know it. There
is nothing worse than your
AC failing in the middle of summer
! There are things you can do before summer arrives
to make sure your AC
doesn’t fail in the middle of the fierce, Virginia
Beach summer heat.
Preparing Your AC for Summer
For your unit to work efficiently, it needs to be
able to pull air in.
The first thing you will want to do before
switching your AC on is to
make sure the unit outside is clear of
obstruction. Check that nothing
is covering or surrounding your unit.
Hose Off Your Unit
Use your hose to wash out the unit, clear any
sand, dirt, or dead vegetation
from the unit. You will want to make sure your
unit is switched off and
give it plenty of time to dry out completely
before you switch your AC on.
Change Your Air Filter
A dirty filter can hinder the air flow and cause
blockages that will eventually
cause trouble with your AC unit. A dirty filter
can also block air flow
which will stop your home from cooling down
properly. Your filter should
be changed at least every 3 months, more so if you
have pets. It is a
good idea to
change your air filter
out at the beginning of each new season.
Check Your Thermostat
Be sure that your thermostat is functioning
properly. If your thermostat
is broken or not working well then it is likely
your AC won’t work.
You may also want to consider switching over to a
before summer arrives. Programmable thermostats
can help you reduce your
electricity usage and costs. We offer HVAC
services in Virginia Beach,
so call us to have your thermostat inspected or
Schedule AC Maintenance
Having a professional come in the spring to check
and service your HVAC
system can prevent problems from arising in the
dead of summer. A professional
will come out to your home and inspect your unit,
and they will also clean
and tune up your AC so it runs smoothly. Doing
this before summer arrives
will give you confidence that when you switch on
your AC on that first
hot day in VA Beach, it will work.
Is It Time to Replace Your AC?
If your unit has exceeded its general life span it
may be time to consider
installing a new unit. This can save you money in
the long run as new
AC units are made to use less electricity yet will
cool your house more
efficiently. Our HVAC specialists can come out and
check your unit to
let you know if it may be time to make an upgrade,
or we may suggest maintenance
that will help your existing unit run for a few
Having your AC unit serviced before summer arrives
will let you power through
the season with a cool house, and it can also
prevent costly emergency
calls being made when your AC system fails.
Contact us today for
HVAC services in Virginia Beach
at American Mechanical Inc.