Spring Air Conditioner Maintenance

Spring is the best time to get ahead on your air conditioner maintenance. When the weather starts to warm up and the snow melts it’s time to get outside and get started with some simple tasks that will get your air conditioner ready for sunny summer days. Much of your air conditioners maintenance can be done on your own with little equipment while others will require some additional services. Here is a list of the most important maintenance you can do before its time turn your air conditioner on.

  1. Clean up the area – take time to remove anything that could end up inside of your air condition unit. Remove tall grass, hanging plants and sticks. Make sure that this area is free of leaves or any other item that could make its way into your air conditioner.
  2. Ensure the Air Conditioner is level – If your air conditioner is not level it may not work as efficiently as it could. Take a level to the concrete block that your air conditioner sits on. If it is not level you may need to replace the concrete block it is on or take steps to make it level. It is best to do this before you need the air conditioner running
  3. Check your ductwork for leaks – Spring is one of the best time to get this task done. You may not need your furnace at this time. In a home improvement article The Winnipeg Free Press suggests you consider getting your ducts cleaned and checked for blockages that may make your air conditioner work harder than it should. This task does not need to be completed every year but should be considered when you feel you are getting poor air conditioner or heat to a room.
  4. Clean the condenser – Cleaning he condenser of your air conditioner is a task best suited to be done before you need to use it. Take time in the spring to open up your air condition unit and clean out any debris that may have gotten inside during the previous season. This task is more involved than other regular maintenance tasks. You may wish to consider calling a professional to do this task for you.

Benefits of Spring Maintenance

It is very important to stay on top of air conditioner maintenance. Completing regular spring maintenance will ensure that you are ready to use your air conditioner when you need it. It can also lengthen the life of your air conditioner and save you the cost of replacing an air conditioner. These steps are a great start on getting ready for summer air conditioner use. For a full schedule of air conditioner maintenance and to check out other maintenance tasks check out our air conditional maintenance checklist. *add link to prev article here.