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Let’s Get Your AC Ready for Spring!

Air conditioners are essential for feeling comfortable during the summer. How are you supposed to deal with the scorching temperatures that we have so often in our climate, without a robust cooling system that’s ready for the season to come?

Thankfully, we’ve got a little checklist here for your viewing pleasure that’s going to keep you in the loop about what needs to be done to prepare an AC for spring. After all, your air conditioner has been hibernating outside all winter long and it would be cruel to expect it to just start working in peak condition without a modest pep rally, right? If you’re starting to notice that your system is having some peculiar trouble while taking it out of hibernation, or you’re still concerned about its condition, then don’t be afraid to call us for AC maintenance in Albuquerque, NM.

Set Up for Success

Air conditioners rely on owners like you to set them up for success every year. Whether that’s scheduling routine maintenance every spring or just keeping your system clean enough to notice when something looks wrong with it. By working with our team and doing your own part, that 15-year lifespan goal that you were told when you purchased your system can be met easily.

Clean Around Your System

Your AC has been through a lot while it’s been in hibernation. You can tell by the thick layer of dust and dirt that’s probably collected on the outdoor system that it could use your help. It’s generally a good idea to sweep a nice, open two feet around the outdoor cabinet to ensure you’re clearing away leftover leaves, sticks, dirt, dust, debris, and pebbles that could be a little too close to the system. These can inevitably stifle the airflow and cause your air conditioner to work harder than it should when starting up.

Replace the Air Filter

Air filters should be replaced every 1-3 months. However, a lot of homeowners forget to replace theirs when they put their air conditioner away for the winter. When turning the system back on, it can be pretty bad to let it run without replacing that filter, since the system will start consuming more energy and overall start to develop problems. Replacing the air filter every spring before your system is running in full swing can be a great habit to begin!

Schedule Routine Maintenance

This is the best and most helpful thing you could do for your air conditioner this season. We get that many homeowners might think that air conditioning maintenance is optional, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s absolutely recommended that you schedule routine maintenance for your cooling system once every year, and what better time to do it than in the spring?

AC maintenance can ensure that your system runs efficiently by consuming little energy, effectively by easily cooling your entire home, and affordably by keeping your energy bill low. Our technicians can make minor repairs and adjustments that extend the lifespan of your air conditioner drastically.

Seriously, take good care of your air conditioner by calling the experts today.

Speaking of experts, why not give our team of professionals a call at First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc a call. Quality work, exuberant service.

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