Home Improvements May 11, 2021

How to Get Your A/C Unit Ready for Summer

How often does central A/C need maintenance?

Ideally, you should have your A/C serviced once a year, in the early spring, before temperatures climb and you need to rely on the unit to keep your home comfortable. But it can be hard to book a service appointment, especially since the best contractors tend to also be the busiest.

Fortunately, while there are some A/C maintenance tasks the average homeowner won’t have the skills or equipment to do, you can perform most A/C maintenance tasks on your own. If you’re wondering how to make sure your A/C is ready for summer, here’s what you need to know to perform your own A/C tune-up.

Step 1: Change the Air Filters

Step 2: Shut Off Power to the Unit

Step 3: Clean the Inside of the Condenser

Step 4: Clean and Straighten the Fins

Step 5: Clear Plants and Debris from Around the Unit

Step 6: Level the Unit

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