Things to Do Before Turning on Your Air Conditioner for Summer

Time For Spring Maintenance  Spring maintenance is for your air conditioner what spring cleaning is for your house: the process of assessing the impact of the winter and of preparing the unit for flawless operation when it is needed the most. While you can hire a professional air conditioning repair Denver technician to inspect and maintain the more complex components of your HVAC system, there are a lot of things that you can do by yourself – here are some:

  • Cleaning the outdoor condenser unit and the area around it – make sure there is at least 18 inches of clearance around the condenser unit and clean the unit itself, too, using a bucket of warm water and some mild detergent. The process is essential not only for ensuring safe and efficient operation, but also for revealing faults, such as cracks and leaks;
  • Replace or clean the air filters – some units use disposable filters, others have permanent filters that can be cleaned under the tap. The filters play the role of maintaining healthy air quality in your rooms, so maintenance is essential when it comes your HVAC filters. Locate all the filters in your unit using the equipment’s manual, then handle the filters as described in the instructions – replace disposable ones and clean the permanent ones.