Welcome Spring! Now is the time to enjoy the blooming flowers, bask in the not-to-hot sunshine, and…prepare for summer! The first hot day of summer means turning on the AC. But will your air conditioner be ready? You haven’t been using the AC while the days have been chilly, but as it warms up, you’ll need to know to prep your unit for summer.
We recommend scheduling a maintenance visit with PECO, your local air conditioning professional, before the weather gets too hot. The last thing you want is to turn on the AC on the first hot day of summer and realize your unit isn’t working properly!
The Importance of Scheduled Maintenance
Why is it important to schedule maintenance with a professional? First and foremost, cleaning and maintaining your HVAC unit can be dangerous. We make sure to turn off the circuit breaker to the unit as well as check for 240-volt boxes near the unit outside. Making sure everything is powered down is a crucial step for safety.
Our experienced crew also is well trained in HVAC parts and mechanics. We ensure all safety protocols are observed to keep our employees and your unit safe. Unfortunately, an inexperienced person can hurt themselves and/or damage the unit. But with PECO, you never have to worry about HVAC maintenance!
Preparing your AC System
To prepare your AC system for summer, we can change the filter, clear the outdoor condenser of debris, clean the coils inside the unit, clear the drain at the base of the condenser, wipe the fan blades, and make sure there is no standing water inside the system. We also inspect the refrigerant tubes that run from your AC’s evaporator on the air handler to the condenser outside. These tubes are generally covered with a foam coolant line insulation. We check out the lines, and if the insulation has deteriorated in any spot, replace it with new foam insulation sleeves or wrap with foam insulation tape.
Finally, we test out the unit! We make sure the unit is dry, clean, and powered on. We switch the thermostat to cool and make sure the unit is doing its job properly before leaving, ensuring you have a working AC. You can count on PECO for regular maintenance visits as well as repairs and new unit installations. When it comes to HVAC, call PECO.