How to Prepare Your Air Conditioning for Summer

Spring is finally right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about your air conditioner and what you can do to prepare it for the warm spring and summer months. Aabbott Ferraro specializes in repairing and maintaining heating and air conditioning in St Paul and the surrounding areas, and we have a few suggestions on what you can do to get your AC summer-ready.

Your heating and air conditioning units serve more than just one purpose. They both also help improve your home’s indoor air quality by filtering out dust and other particles from the air that you and your family breathe in. This is one of the main reasons you should change your furnace’s and air conditioner’s filter on a regular basis. Most of these should be changed at least every three months, and some even need to be changed on a monthly basis. Make sure that you buy the right size filter, and make sure you install it correctly. If you have any questions, you can always contact a heating and air conditioning company like Aabbott Ferraro.

You should also take a look at your outdoor air conditioner. Be sure to clear any debris away from it, like leaves and twigs. These tend to accumulate around the system during the winter months, so take some time to clear it all away before you start running your air conditioner. Also, when you are mowing your lawn, take care not to blow any grass clippings into or around the air conditioner unit.

Also, take a look at your thermostat. When was the last time you had a new one installed? The newer ones on the market these days are more energy efficient, plus you can program them to keep your home at a certain temperature when you are at work during the day and then automatically drop the temperature a degree or two just before you get home. That way, your home is nice and comfortable for you but you are still saving some money and energy during the day when you’re not there. You could see some savings on your heating and air conditioning bills if you get a programmable thermostat installed.

Finally, you should have professionals like us inspect your air conditioner before the warm months hit. We can make sure that everything is in good working order and take care of any necessary repairs.

Are you interested in learning more about heating and air conditioning in St Paul? Call Aabbott Ferraro at (651) 776-7214 or you can contact us to Schedule a Free Estimate.

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