Finally! The long winter has reached its inevitable end and spring is in the air. Soon, the grip of another hot muggy summer will be here and that means it’s cooling season.
While most people welcome the summer months with open arms after a blast of winter, many homeowners don’t stop to think about what preparations their home needs to deal with the change in seasons.
That’s why we’re here to help with a few key items to consider as the cooling season arrives.
Dealing with air conditioning
During the summer, there is no escape from the relenting heat unless you have a properly functioning air conditioner.
The trouble is your air conditioner sits outside your home throughout the year exposed to the elements and we expect it to operate when we need it most. That’s why AC maintenance is important to get it tuned up for the summer months.
We all know how much we value our air conditioning in Chicago, so have it checked by a professional to make sure it’s in fine working order.
Also, after a long winter, your AC unit may have captured some debris, such as leaves or branches. Clean the unit and the surrounding area so that it stays clean enabling it to vent properly and operate efficiently.
It’s important to make sure you change your air filter at the start of every new season. A dirty filter will cause your HVAC system to work harder and be less efficient. This could cause a breakdown when you least expect it.
Clean air filters also keep the dust and pollen out of your ducts, so you can keep breathing clean air without any nasty health hazards lurking.
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a couple of years, now is a good time to do it. Clean ducts allow the air to circulate through them without any hindrance. They provide a pathway for clean air in your home, so we breathe whatever is trapped in our ducts. Getting them cleaned is a healthy idea.
Summer can be a fun and relaxing time for the entire family, especially when you can keep cool. If you don’t have an AC unit, consider getting a professional to provide you with air conditioning installation and take a break from the heat.