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Preparing Your Air Conditioner for the Hot Summer Months


As the summer season begins in Newport News, Virginia, you’ll need your air conditioner to be fully functional. As a result, it’ll keep up with the warmer temperatures and higher humidity levels. Take these three steps to make sure it’s able to produce plenty of cool air this summer:

Schedule an AC Tune-up

One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioning system is to keep up with regular maintenance. Annual tune-ups can extend the lifespan of the unit. They can also ensure it’s operating at peak efficiency. During a maintenance service, your HVAC service technician will test the system and make sure it has proper airflow. As a result, it’ll be able to reach the temperature you set on your thermostat.

The service also involves checking the unit to make sure all components are working correctly and in good condition. Having your air conditioner tuned up every spring or early summer can reduce the risk of a breakdown. As a result, you’ll keep energy and repair costs in check.

Change the Air Filter

You can do a few simple tasks to prepare your air conditioner for the summer as well. Changing the filter is a simple yet important maintenance task that keeps the system operating more efficiently and improves your indoor air quality. When the filter clogs with dirt and debris, it can’t prevent contaminants from moving into the system. If anyone in the home suffers from allergies or breathing conditions, consider using filters with higher MERV ratings. As a result, you’ll help remove smaller particles from the air supply in your home.

Check the Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit of your air conditioning system may also need some attention this summer. Trim any shrubs or plants that may be encroaching on the unit as these can limit airflow. Clear any leaves, grass clippings or other yard debris that have gotten trapped in the unit’s housing as well.

Prepare your air conditioner for the summer by scheduling your maintenance service. Contact Kearney & Sons today by calling (757) 269-9589.

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