Since you haven’t been using the air conditioner for a while, you can’t just come back and start using it—you need to prepare it for the cooling season. The cool thing is that it’s easy to prepare your unit for the season. To help you out, here are some of the things you should do as given by AC repair professionals:
Inspect the air filters
The air filters have a great impact on how the air conditioner works. The units regulate the room temperature and also filter out dust, pollen, and debris. Before you start using your air conditioner, you should check the condition of the air filters. If they are too dirty, you should clean them.
In some cases, you may find that the filters are too dirty or too damaged to the extent that you can’t use them. In such a scenario you have to replace them. When buying the new pieces, ensure that they are of high quality. This is not only to increase their efficiency, but also to increase their lifespan.
You should note that you don’t need to hire an AC professional to help you in cleaning or replacing the air filters. The act is usually simple, and all you need is to access the air filters.
Inspect the ductwork
Air flows through the ductwork. The ductwork is usually made from metal sheets and due to it, it’s prone to leakages, debris, and obstructions. Before you start cooling, you should inspect the system for any issues it might be having.
If it has problems, you should fix them. Unlike when replacing the air filters, ductwork problems are usually cumbersome, and you should let an AC expert help you in fixing them.
Pay attention to the thermostat
You will find the thermostat in both your heating and cooling units. The thermostat regulates how the air conditioner works. When you want the unit to cool the air at a certain temperature, you only need to set it appropriately.
When you stay for a long time without using the thermostat, it tends to develop issues. For you to ensure that your air conditioner is working optimally, you should inspect the thermostat and set it accordingly.
In some cases, you might find that the thermostat is spoilt. In such a case, you have no way out other than to buy a new unit. After purchasing it, ensure that it’s installed by a reputable HVAC company.