It was quite a brutal winter in the Framingham, Massachusetts area, but summer is coming now. Whether we’re ready to think about hot weather yet, it pays to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to go. Who wants to wait until it’s unbearably hot to discover your HVAC needs help?
Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offers some simple tips to make sure you can depend on your AC when things start heating up this summer. You can start by doing some easy preventive air conditioning maintenance. Read on for ways to help prepare your AC for summer or just give the Nicholson team a call for help!
Check Your Air Filters
It is recommended that the filter be changed at least once every 60 days to avoid straining your AC system because of clogged or dirty filters. For the sake of air quality, if there are pets in the home or if someone has allergies, they can be changed more frequently.
Inspect Your Outdoor Unit
Keep the airflow into your HVAC unit unrestricted by making sure it’s clear of leaves, brush, and other debris. Keep at least two feet surrounding the system clear of obstructions to allow air to flow freely and more efficiently.
Check Your Indoor Air Registers
To improve the air flow in the home, keep indoor air registers free from debris, dirt, rugs, and furniture. They are a very important part of the HVAC system.
Get an Air Conditioning Tune-up from a Licensed Professional
Your home air conditioning unit needs TLC and regular maintenance to keep it running properly. Don’t neglect it until it’s too late. A licensed professional will inspect your system, clean the coils, check hoses and refrigerant levels, and do all the little things required to keep it running properly.
Stay comfortable when hot weather strikes the MetroWest area. To schedule an air conditioning tune-up or to learn more about how to care for your HVAC system, call Nicholson today!