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How to get your HVAC system ready for summer.

Living where we do summers can be hot, making your home’s air conditioning system uncomfortable to live without. In the winter you prepare your heating system to keep you warm with a tune-up and service.  It’s important to remember to do the same with your AC system.

Hand adjusting thermostatWe've put together this list of items that you can check off every spring to make sure that your AC system is ready to switch on when you need it, handle the heat and keep you cool all summer:

  • Get an annual AC system tune-up
    This is the best way to ensure that your AC system is ready to work as soon as you need it every year. Scheduling an annual AC system tune-up every spring will help make sure that your system runs smoothly and efficiently all summer long, as well as help prevent breakdowns and potentially costly repairs.
  • AC system cleaning
    When not in use during the winter months, the outdoor component of your AC system can get dirty, clogged by leaves or even become a home for some wildlife pests! While you should leave the cleaning of any interior components of your AC system to a qualified technician as part of your annual system tune-up, you can help by cleaning and clearing the area around the outdoor unit.
  • AC filter replacement
    By doing this, you will not only improve your air quality, but you will also save money on annual energy costs because clogged filters make it tougher for your HVAC system to run properly. Replacing AC filters is relatively easy but if you are unsure how to do it, just call your AC servicing company. They will do it for you and show you how to do it yourself in the future.
  • Hand holding voltage meterOutdoor AC cover removal
    This may seem obvious. But your AC system won’t be able to take in the air it needs to function properly if you don’t do it. Also, try to do it a few weeks before you think you might need to turn on your AC system for the first time each year.
  • Get a programmable thermostat
    Doing this one simple thing can potentially save you up to 10% on annual heating and cooling bills every year! It will also enable you to set and maintain temperatures for when you’re home and when you’re not. You should call a professional AC technician to install your new programmable thermostat.

Whether you need an AC tune-up or a new AC system, you can rely on your local Leffler Energy team for everything that you need.

Call us today to learn more about our AC systems and services. 877.827.9317