Here are some things to consider about your air conditioner…
Happy first week of November! Temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, and we are definitely putting cooling season in our rearview mirrors.
If you have an air conditioner, it’s important that you take some steps to make sure that it remains in tip-top shape during the heating season. After all, you don’t want to flip over to cooling mode on the first hot day of the year and be greeted by unconditioned air!
So, if you’re buckling down for a long, cold winter, here are some things you should keep in mind.
- Brush leaves and debris away from your air conditioner. Blocked airflow can really produce some big problems when you go to turn your air conditioner on for the first time during the cooling season. Why not head off that issue now, instead of worrying about it later? Also, if you hose your air conditioner off to remove the gunk, make sure you dry your unit. You don’t want ice accumulating on the condenser.
- Air conditioner on its last leg? Consider replacing it now. It’s much better to stay ahead of the game so you don’t end up waiting for cool air during the peak season. Schedule an air conditioning system consultation now to ensure home comfort later.
Of course, if you have a heat pump or use your air conditioner year-round – these tips may be be for you. What else do you do to get your air conditioner ready for the colder months?