Summer AC Maintenance Tips

As the temperatures start to soar, your air conditioning unit will be working overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable. However, a poorly maintained AC can put a strain on your utility bills and may even lead to breakdowns. That’s why it’s crucial to follow these simple summer AC maintenance tips from your trusted HVAC experts at Mass Air Kings, the go-to provider for top-notch services across Massachusetts.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly 

Clogged air filters restrict airflow, making your AC work harder and less efficiently. Be sure to check and replace your filters every 1-3 months during peak cooling season for optimal performance.

Clear Outdoor Unit of Debris 

The outdoor condensing unit needs proper airflow to function correctly. Regularly remove any leaves, dirt, or debris that may have accumulated around the unit to prevent overheating or system failure.

Schedule Professional Tune-Ups 

While there are maintenance tasks you can do yourself, it’s recommended to have a certified HVAC technician from Mass Air Kings perform an annual tune-up. Our skilled professionals will thoroughly inspect, clean, and optimize your AC system to extend its lifespan and keep it running at peak efficiency.

Check For Leaks 

Refrigerant leaks can significantly reduce your AC’s cooling capabilities and cause long-term damage. If you notice any frozen lines or low airflow, contact Mass Air Kings right away to have a technician locate and repair any leaks.

Clean Condensate Drains
Over time, the condensate drain lines can become clogged with dirt, algae, or mold. Be sure to flush these drains periodically with a bleach and water solution to prevent clogs and water damage.

Inspect Ductwork 

Leaky or damaged ductwork can lead to cooled air escaping before it reaches the intended rooms. Properly sealed and insulated ducts are crucial for efficient AC operation. Our team can assess your ductwork and make any necessary repairs.

Use Your Thermostat Properly 

Program your thermostat to run the AC at higher temps when you’re away from home, and only cool occupied areas. This will reduce strain on the system and save energy. Aim for a setting around 78°F when home.

Provide Proper Ventilation 

Your AC requires good airflow to work correctly. Be sure to keep interior vents and returns unblocked by furniture or other obstructions. Also, consider using fans to help circulate the cooled air more efficiently.

By following these summer AC maintenance tips, you can help minimize costly repairs, reduce your energy consumption, and ensure your cooling system is ready to keep you comfortable all season long. If you need any assistance with AC tune-ups, repairs or replacements, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Mass Air Kings. We’re proud to be the leading HVAC company serving Massachusetts homeowners and businesses.

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