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Before You Turn on Your AC This Spring, Do This


As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to start thinking about your home’s cooling system. At Quality Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of ensuring your air conditioner is ready to tackle the upcoming warmer months efficiently. 

In this guide, we’ll walk you through essential steps to prepare your air conditioner for spring, helping you avoid potential issues and ensuring optimal performance throughout the season.

1. Clean or Replace Air Filters

One of the easiest yet most crucial tasks for maintaining your air conditioner is cleaning or replacing the air filters. Over time, these filters can become clogged with dust, dirt, and other debris, restricting airflow and reducing efficiency. As HVAC experts, we recommend checking your air filters regularly and replacing them every 1-3 months, depending on usage.

2. Inspect the Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit of your air conditioner is exposed to the elements year-round, making it susceptible to debris buildup and potential damage. Before you start using your air conditioner for the season, take the time to inspect the outdoor unit and ensure it’s in good condition.

  • Clear any debris such as leaves, grass clippings, and branches, from around the outdoor unit.
  • Trim back any vegetation to ensure proper airflow.
  • Check for signs of damage, such as bent fins or debris stuck in the coils.
  • If you notice any issues, contact us for professional inspection and repair.

By keeping the outdoor unit clean and well-maintained, you can help prevent potential problems and ensure efficient operation throughout the summer months.

3. Check Thermostat Settings

Your thermostat plays a crucial role in controlling the temperature and operation of your air conditioner. Before you start using your AC for the season, it’s essential to check the thermostat settings and ensure they are configured correctly for cooling.

  • Switch the thermostat from heating to cooling mode.
  • Set the desired temperature for your home’s comfort.
  • Ensure that the thermostat is programmed for optimal energy efficiency, adjusting the temperature settings when you’re away from home.

By properly configuring your thermostat, you can maximize energy savings and ensure a comfortable indoor environment throughout the spring and summer.

4. Schedule Professional Maintenance

While there are several tasks you can do yourself to prepare your air conditioner for spring, nothing beats professional maintenance from our trained HVAC technicians. We offer comprehensive maintenance services to keep your AC system in peak condition year-round.

Here’s what you can expect from our professional maintenance service:

  • A thorough inspection of the entire HVAC system, including the indoor and outdoor units.
  • Cleaning and lubrication of essential components to ensure smooth operation.
  • Testing of electrical connections and refrigerant levels to identify any potential issues.
  • Expert recommendations for optimizing your AC system’s performance and energy efficiency.

By scheduling professional maintenance with us, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your air conditioner is ready to tackle the demands of the upcoming season.

Contact Quality Heating & Cooling today for HVAC service in Middletown, NY. It’s not a Quality job, unless it has our Quality seal.

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