How To Prepare Your AC System

How to Prepare Your AC System for Summer: Tips from Arctic Air Conditioning & Plumbing

As the temperatures rise and summer approaches, it's essential to ensure that your air conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable during the hot months ahead. At Arctic Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we understand the importance of a properly functioning AC system, which is why we've compiled this guide on how to prepare your AC system for summer. Follow these tips to ensure that your AC unit is in top condition and ready to beat the heat.


Schedule a Professional Inspection:

Before the summer heat sets in, it's a good idea to schedule a professional inspection of your air conditioning system. Our experienced technicians at Arctic Air Conditioning & Plumbing can thoroughly inspect your AC unit to check for any issues or potential problems. From checking refrigerant levels to inspecting electrical components and cleaning coils, a professional inspection can help identify any issues early on and prevent costly repairs down the line.


Change Air Filters:

Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Before the start of the summer season, be sure to replace your air filters or clean them if they are reusable. This simple maintenance task can improve indoor air quality, reduce strain on your AC system, and help lower energy bills.


Clean the Outdoor Unit:

The outdoor unit of your air conditioning system can accumulate dirt, debris, and leaves over time, which can obstruct airflow and reduce efficiency. Take some time to clean the outdoor unit by removing any debris from around the unit and gently hosing down the fins to remove dirt and dust buildup. Keeping the outdoor unit clean can help ensure optimal performance and efficiency throughout the summer months.


Check Thermostat Settings:

Make sure your thermostat is set to the appropriate temperature for the summer season. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat that allows you to schedule temperature adjustments based on your schedule. This can help you save energy and money by automatically adjusting the temperature when you're away from home or asleep.


Schedule Regular Maintenance:

Regular maintenance is essential for keeping your air conditioning system running smoothly and efficiently. Consider signing up for a maintenance plan with Arctic Air Conditioning & Plumbing to ensure that your AC unit receives regular tune-ups and inspections. Our maintenance plans can help extend the lifespan of your system, improve energy efficiency, and prevent breakdowns.


Consider Indoor Air Quality:

In addition to cooling your home, consider investing in indoor air quality solutions to improve the overall comfort and health of your indoor environment. Our range of indoor air quality products, such as air purifiers and humidifiers, can help remove allergens, pollutants, and excess moisture from the air, creating a healthier living space for you and your family.


By following these tips from Arctic Air Conditioning & Plumbing, you can ensure that your AC system is prepared to handle the summer heat efficiently and effectively. From scheduling a professional inspection to changing air filters and scheduling regular maintenance, taking proactive steps to care for your AC unit can help you stay cool and comfortable all summer long.