Warm Weather Is Coming – Is Your Air Conditioner Ready?
Before we know it, the hot, humid weather will be coming to the Cincinnati area. And that means it will be time to turn on your air conditioner.
But, it’s been awhile since you had to use your air conditioner. There are some things you can do NOW to make sure you don’t have any surprises!
Read below for some easy tips to help get your air conditioner ready for the hot and humid summers we get in our area.
Simple Tips To Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Cincinnati Summers
- Check your air conditioner for dirt and debris. Over the winter, dirt can swirl around with the windy days we get in Cincinnati, and your air conditioner is a landing spot for dirt on the outside of your unit. You can usually see it building up on the outside, and that dirt can make your AC work really hard, which increases your utility costs. Just take a garden hose and rinse that dirt off. Just make sure you turn off the electrical breaker to your air conditioner unit before you use the hose!
- Turn it on now. Most homeowners wait until the last minute to turn on their air conditioner. Most breakdowns happen when you wake your air conditioner from its winter slumber, and then you are scrambling to find an air conditioner company to come out and repair your AC unit. The problem is, every other homeowner did the same thing, so everyone is trying to call someone to repair their system. Do yourself a favor and turn on your air conditioner on a warm day just to make sure everything is working properly. That way you will know of any issues BEFORE you really need it.
- Schedule an AC tune-up. Your air conditioner is like a vehicle – it needs regular maintenance to make sure it runs efficiently and lasts a long time. An air conditioner tune-up can save you money on your utility bills and extend the life of your unit. Plus, some manufacturers require regular maintenance to satisfy equipment warranties. There is nothing worse than finding out the air conditioner repair you thought was under warranty is not covered because of poor maintenance.