Summer in San Antonio brings the hottest days of the year. This means that in order to stay comfortable, your AC needs to be ready to handle the heat. Without proper preparation, your air conditioner might begin to fail you when you need it most.
At Champion Home Services, we have over 40 years of experience helping our neighbors in the San Antonio area stay cool. Here are some ways you can prepare your AC for the summer heat through an AC tune-up and air conditioner repair.
Clean And Replace Your Filter
You should replace your filters every 2-3 months to prevent poor air quality and encourage proper airflow. The more clogged an air filter is, the more work your AC unit has to put in to cool your home. One of the most common causes of air conditioner inefficiency and malfunction is a clogged air filter.
When you schedule an AC tune-up with our team, our technicians will likely replace your air filter. However, you can also purchase and install an air filter on your own. At Champion Home Services, we recommend replacing your air filter quarterly, especially if you have a dust or pollen allergy.
Clean Your Ductwork
If you’re not having any problems with your airflow throughout your home, you probably don’t need to check or clean out your ductwork. However, scheduling a duct cleaning can clear out any dust that may cause problems in the future. Since your ducts transport cool air throughout your home, it’s important that your ducts are clean and free from leaks for maximum efficiency.
By having your ductwork checked by a professional, you can eliminate issues from your system like an unsealed duct or an animal infestation. It’s important to note that not every AC system uses ductwork, so you can skip this step if you have a ductless system.
Clean Your Condenser Coils
The condenser coils in your AC unit keep the refrigerant in liquid form, which helps release the heat collected in the air. Any debris or dirt build-up can cause your condenser coils to overheat, which can lead to less efficient airflow. When something obstructs the airflow in your cooling system, this can easily cause the system to become overworked, especially when it’s very hot outside.
The condenser coils are located in the outdoor unit of your air conditioning system. This means that leaves, dirt, twigs and other debris can easily collect inside the unit. Any debris that gets stuck within the coils should be gently removed in the spring months to ensure nothing is blocking the flow of air.
Use a soft cloth or a can of pressurized air to remove dirt and debris. Be sure to not bend any fins while doing this! If you are unsure of how to clean out your condensers safely, call a professional on our team to do it for you.
Schedule Your AC Tune-Up
Without proper maintenance, your air conditioner won’t run efficiently or function properly when you need it most. At Champion Home Services, we offer seasonal tune-ups to maintain your unit and see what needs to be replaced or fixed before the grueling summer heat sets in. Tune-ups make sure that every aspect of your unit is running effectively to preserve your peace of mind.
The best time to have a tune-up is during the fall or spring since this gives your unit time to adjust to a change in weather. Our seasonal tune-ups consist of a 17-point checklist to inspect every single part of your cooling system. We’ll also inform you of any air conditioner repair recommendations we find.
Schedule AC Services San Antonio Trusts!
If you’re looking for a reliable San Antonio air conditioning company, Champion Home Services is the place to call! We perform thorough AC tune-ups and can help you with any air conditioner repair you may need. Just give us a call to schedule your appointment!