Inspecting Your Air Conditioner Before Summer

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Inspecting Your Air Conditioner Before Summer

iStock_000011010163XSmall (2)Avoid the misery of having your air conditioner fail during a heat wave by investing in service ahead of time. There are a few things you can do to keep your air conditioner running smoothly and ensure steady service throughout the warm summer months. In addition to having American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning perform an inspection and tune-up, take these other steps to make sure your unit is ready for the demands of hot weather.

Annual Inspections

Invest in a regular inspection and air conditioning tune-up performed by a Chicago air conditioning company. The professionals will check the refrigerant level, inspect lines, lubricate motors, and tighten connections. With the electrical controls, wiring, and other parts inspected, minor repairs can be handled to ensure that your system is ready for summer.

Clean Around the Unit

  • Take the time to clean the area around your compressor – an important part of any air conditioning inspection is to make sure the compressor can pull in the air it needs to function.
  • Remove vegetation and trash around the compressor – shrubs that are growing near the unit should be trimmed back so there is at least two feet of clear space around the shell.

Change the Filter

Inside your home, make sure you change the air filter every month. Trapping dust and allergens that move through the system, the air filters protect your HVAC system and help it run more efficiently. Dirty air filters can also cause your air conditioner to freeze up, so you should take the time to replace them every month.

Maintain the Airflow

Make sure that supply vents and return air vents are never blocked by furniture, dust, or draperies. This is especially for the return air vents that are pulling air from throughout the house to feed through the system.

Allow American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of your annual inspection and tune-up to ensure that your system is ready for the hot weather. With the right maintenance, your system will be ready for summer. Call us today at 773-496-4005 to make an appointment for your annual service and tune-up.

American Comfort One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning provide air conditioning services for the cities of Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Chicago, and the following cities in Illinois.