Is Your Air Conditioner Tuned Up For Summer?

Summer is the time for swimming pools, outdoor barbecues with family and friends, and air conditioners working overtime. Enjoy a comfortable, cool house all summer long by getting your AC unit ready for the hottest months of the year.

Always follow safety protocols

Never forget that when you are working on an air conditioning unit, you are working on a powerful piece of electrical equipment that has serious voltage running through it. This is why hiring a professional is extremely important. A professional knows that before doing anything, to make sure all electrical currents to the machinery are disabled. A HVAC professional, like those here at Stahl, follow all protocols and safety standards.inspecting air conditioning unit

Practice proper filter maintenance

Many people are unaware of what an important role the filter plays in air conditioner performance. Dust and debris can build up on an air filter quickly, and it will seriously impact the unit’s ability to continually circulate fresh air and operate efficiently. Most experts recommend installing a new filter before the beginning of each new heating and cooling season, or approximately every three months. It’s also a good idea to keep a record of when your filter has been inspected and replaced.

Check off the simple tasks first

In addition to filter maintenance, there are a few simple tasks that you should make part of your routine before firing up your A/C unit for the summer. One is to check any cables or coolant lines for obvious damage or significant wear and tear. If you notice any issues, or it looks like the lines won’t survive the long and arduous summer cooling season, have them replaced before you turn the unit on. Also, take some time to clean any accumulated debris from the crevices of the unit.

Get a thorough preventative maintenance check

If you have serious issues that need to be addressed before summer begins, leave it to the experts. You can schedule a complete air conditioning repair maintenance check with the heating and cooling professionals at Stahl Plumbing, Heating And Air Conditioning. We have been helping customers with cooling and heating services in Pittsburgh for over 60 years. Your family’s safety and comfort is too important to overlook, so don’t delay in getting your air conditioning system ready for its biggest test of the year.