Check Your Air Conditioner for Spring

Spring has sprung here in Virginia. It’s the perfect time of the year for cleaning, purging, and renewal. During your spring cleaning ritual, don’t neglect your HVAC system. Spring comes with dramatic weather changes, keeping your HVAC systems on their toes. From a warm, sunny day to a suddenly frigid, rainy night, unpredictability outside makes it even more important to have comfort inside.

If you want your Air Conditioning unit to perform efficiently, you need to maintain it properly. Taking care of your Air Conditioning System doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.

Here are a few simple, easy things you can do to prepare your air conditioner for changing seasons:

1. Time for a tune-up

The best thing you can do to avoid pricey repairs in the future is to schedule an annual AC system tune-up. Here at Walker Heating & Air Conditioning in Woodbridge, VA, we’re offering a $49 AC tune-up for a limited time. Avoid possible breakdowns and costly repairs by having your system checked by a trained HVAC technician. During a tune-up, we check air filters, calibrate the thermostat, inspect electrical connections, check refrigerant levels, and more. We identify any minor issues and address them early on before they lead to breakdowns in the middle of the summer heat! For a reasonable price, you can ensure your air conditioning system is running properly. Call us today to schedule your $49 AC tune-up while this special offer lasts. Visit our coupons page for this limited time offer.

2. Time to change the air filters

One of the easiest things you can do to maintain your air conditioning system is to consistently change the air filters. A clean filter is important to improve your indoor air quality. Add this routine maintenance task to your calendar or set a reminder to change the filters so you don’t forget!

For basic 1″-3″ air filters, manufacturers usually direct you to change them every 30-60 days. If you suffer from light to moderate allergies, you could upgrade the air filter or change them even more often. Or, if you’re in a more remote area or less occupied home (like a vacation home) and there are fewer cars around, annually may be often enough.

3. Time for a test run

Pick a nice, warm day to take your system on its first test run of the season. Turn on the AC and pay special attention to any noises and lingering smells. Check the temperature and see how long it takes for your home to cool down. If your system isn’t cooling, it’s time to contact a professional to see what the issue is.

4. Time to check out your outdoor unit

If you haven’t taken a look at your outdoor unit in a while, now is the time. Just as air filters collect debris, your outdoor unit may have collected debris inside. Check for fallen branches, clear off the cobwebs, and remove any covers you may use.

Having issues with your A/C? Call Walker Heating & Air Conditioning to find out how we can help! For 24/7 emergency cooling services, and HVAC services contact us today. Homeowners who want to make sure they receive an AC tune-up and a heating system tune-up each year, sign up for the Walker Family Maintenance Plan.

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