Get your air conditioner ready before Denver’s hottest days with help from an HVAC professional.
How long has it been since you had a professional HVAC technician check your air conditioner? If it’s been more than a year, you may want to consider a pre-season tune-up. Here are 4 ways HVAC professionals will prepare your air conditioner for Denver’s hottest months.
- Inspect and Repair
Air conditioning systems are complex. Making sure all parts, both indoor and outdoor, are working properly is vital to keeping everything running for the upcoming summer and years to come. Professional HVAC technicians will inspect your whole system, including ductwork and refrigerant levels, to make sure it will keep you cool when it counts.
Regular inspection will let you know if your system is damaged and keep you ahead of the parts that are wearing down and need replacement. This not only extends the lifetime of your air conditioning system but helps it operate at its best keeping your air quality high and your electric bill low.
- Check the Thermostat
Thermostats are the brains of your air conditioning system. They tell the indoor and outdoor units when to kick on and off to keep your home at the temperature you want. HVAC technicians will test the thermostat to make sure you’re staying in control of your system.
A simple way to do this is to turn the temperature down to its coolest setting. Within moments, you should hear your air conditioner turn on and feel cool air coming from your vents. If it doesn’t respond then you can have it fixed right away rather than in the middle of summer when appointments are harder to come by.
Sometimes older thermostats need an upgrade and our HVAC technician may recommend moving to a programmable or Wi-Fi model. Even if you have an older air conditioner, they can help your whole system run more efficiently and save you extra cash. If you already have one, make sure to keep a backup battery handy in case yours dies; it’s an easy fix to make sure your air conditioner works all summer long.
- Clean the Air Duct
When dirt and debris build up in your system, your air conditioner has to work harder to pull air through. This not only uses more energy, but the poor indoor air quality can have a negative impact on your long-term health. Having your air ducts cleaned by a professional HVAC technician before the summer months will save you money, improve your air quality, and keep you healthier.
- Replace the Filter
Your air filter is your first line of defense from dust and other allergens in the air. A good filter will trap large dirt and debris, as well as the things you can’t see like pet dander, pollen, mold, dust mites, and insect droppings that cause annoying allergies and other health problems.
Change your filter after you have your air conditioning unit inspected or cleaned and replace it every 60-90 days to keep new pollutants out of your home. Be sure to speak with your HVAC provider or check your A/C user manual to determine the right filters for your system if you’re not sure what to use.
Working with an HVAC professional today will keep you from worrying about a breakdown when the temperature gets high in Denver. Call today to schedule an appointment with Summit Heating & A/C.
We’ve provided Denver-area residents and businesses with heating and cooling solutions for nearly 20 years and believe in providing the highest quality customer service out there. If you’re not 100% satisfied with our work, it’s 100% free.