Why start thinking about your air conditioner before the weather gets warm? There’s lots of reason, but most importantly so your equipment is ready to roll the second you need it. We know you probably have lots on your spring “to-do” list, but getting your home’s cooling equipment ready should definitely find its way onto your notepad. Here’s what you can do:
Did you remember to clean or replace the filter before you shut the system down at the end of the last cooling season? Take the time to do so now. Have a clean filter is paramount when it comes to keeping the air clean inside your home.
Clean off the outdoor unit. You can get rid of dirt and debris by spraying the condenser unit with a hose.
Trim back any bushes or shrubs that have grown to within 3 feet of the outdoor unit. Cooling systems operate more efficiently when there is at least 3 feet of space on all sides.
Take a look at the ductwork inside your home. If you notice any holes or air leaks be sure to call in an expert right away.
Check the insulation up in the attic. You may want to add a fresh layer to prevent cool air from escaping.
It’s also wise to have a professional air conditioning company come in to perform a full system tune-up. That’s where we come in! We’ll be able to get your system up and running at full capacity before the warm weather settles in for good. Give Uptown a call at (612) 324-1004 and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook!