How to Get Your AC System Ready for Summer

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As the summer season hits, many people are going to want to find ways to stay cool. Sure, we’ll get out of the house to head to the beach, party at a BBQ, or just go out for a nice night out on the town. In between all of the fun we’re having over the summer, you’ll still be homebound, in your nice cold house. Since you’ll be at your home, you’ll want to ensure that your air conditioning is functioning properly.

There are some places in the United States which sometimes see triple-digit temperatures. In cases like that, it helps to be able to have a cooled-down oasis that you can visit. You’ll have to make sure though that your AC unit is functioning well. You want some peace of mind that when you want to turn the air conditioning on that it will work properly. Today we’ll focus on how to get your AC system ready for the summer.

Check your breakers and condenser box.


When checking to see if your AC unit is summer-ready, you’ll first want to check the AC system to see if it needs AC maintenance. Start this process by first checking the breakers on your air conditioner. This can help you to get closer to the benefits you can enjoy with an AC tune-up.

When you set an appointment with an air conditioner technician to service your HVAC system, turn off your circuit breaker. You don’t a technician to get hurt while completing AC maintenance, on your AC system. Also, look at turning off the condenser on the service panel of your actual AC system unit.

The condenser box also contains a 240-volt weatherproof disconnect box which includes a lever, fuses and even a circuit breaker to turn off the condenser. Once these steps are taken, you’re that much closer to checking your AC unit for possible need of routine maintenance. Checking your breakers and condensers is a great way to make sure that any needed routine maintenance goes off without a hitch.

Replace or clean your filters.

Another step that you can take to get your AC ready for the summer is to replace your air filters on a regular basis. Air filters sometimes can become clogged or dirty with dust. As a sort of at-home “regular tune-up,” you can remove these dirty filters. When you do this twice a year, you’re giving yourself peace of mind that you are properly getting your house ready for the hot summer months.

If you don’t replace these air filters there’s a good chance that you will restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your AC unit. Dust filters also help to recirculate dust throughout your home on a regular basis. Completing this simple maintenance service is a great way, or in some cases, the best way to get your A/C unit ready for summer.

Install a programmable thermostat.


Digital thermostats have become an essential component of the cooling systems of many houses. They usually come replete with a digital screen, allowing the cool air for the home to be easily controlled. With this tool, you can reduce cool air or even heat usage when you’re not at home. This is a way to save significantly when it comes to energy usage. These thermostats are pretty easy to install and can provide you with peace of mind that your energy usage won’t be increased during the summer months.

The other great thing about programmable thermostats is that if they ever require routine tune-ups, they can be taken care of by a qualified air conditioner technician. It’s imperative that you try your best to keep these thermostats well taken care of to ensure that your AC unit functions properly. Installing a programmable thermostat will help you to get your air conditioning unit ready for those summer months.