Your air conditioning unit has been working hard all summer long to keep you cool during the hot temperatures in Phoenix, AZ. As the weather cools down, and summer comes to a close, make sure you give your AC unit the TLC it deserves! Preventative maintenance and proper care of an air conditioning unit helps to extend the lifespan of your system, keeps your unit running smoothly, and catches small problems before they turn into costly repairs. Here are some steps you should take at the end of the summer to properly care for your AC unit.
Clear Outdoor Unit of Debris
It is likely that dirt, sticks, leaves, or other natural debris have fallen on or around your outdoor AC unit during the summer months. Be sure to sweep up the area around your unit to prevent any of this type of debris from entering your system, as it can cause problems with your unit. Don’t forget to trim back any brush, trees, or landscaping that may have grown too close to your AC unit during the summer months as well!
Change your Air Filter
It is recommended to change your air filter on your AC unit every 60-90 days. Dirty air filters can negatively impact the performance of your air conditioner and affect your home’s indoor air quality. You can change the air filter in your AC unit, or call in one of our professional technicians to do the job for you.
Think About Next Summer
If you noticed your air conditioner was not cooling your home efficiently, or frequently breaking down this summer, now is a good time to consider replacing your old AC unit. Typically, an air conditioner lasts around 10-15 years in Phoenix, AZ. Planning ahead and replacing your AC at the end of summer will save you the stress of experiencing an air conditioning breakdown next year! To learn other signs of when it is time to replace your AC unit, check out our blog post.
Schedule a Tune-Up
Scheduling an end-of-season tune-up is a good way to ensure your unit is still running smoothly and is ready for next summer. Our team of air conditioning experts will inspect and perform our signature 21-Point Inspection Tune-Up to make sure everything in your AC unit is continuing to function properly. Give us a call today!