After another long, cold Canadian winter, homeowners across the country are beginning to emerge from their homes to embrace the warm spring weather. With the arrival of spring comes the need to take care of the household cleaning and maintenance we put off all winter, and it’s also the best time to get an air conditioner tune-up before the real hot weather arrives.
Why is an air conditioner tune-up important?
The main reason we suggest homeowners schedule an air conditioner tune-up in the spring is so that they have peace of mind of knowing that their system is ready for the warm months ahead. It’s also beneficial because it gets the annual service required to keep your system’s warranty valid out of the way early so that you don’t run the risk of losing your coverage. Regardless of the age or condition of your unit, booking an air conditioner tune-up in the spring is never a bad idea. Several issues can affect your system over the winter, and a service appointment ensures those issues won’t cause further damage.
In addition to booking your spring AC tune-up, there are also a few things you can do yourself to get your cooling system summer-ready, including;
Over the winter, we tend to keep our windows and doors closed for obvious reasons – it’s cold out there – but it can make your household air extremely stale. Now that things are warming up, take some time to open up the windows around your home, even if it’s just for a few hours, and let the fresh air cycle through.
It’s a good idea to check up on your outdoor unit before your air conditioner tune-up and clear away any debris that may have accumulated over the winter. Cleaning any leaves and trash away from around your unit prior to starting it up for the season will ensure it doesn’t work its way inside.
A smart thermostat is an easy way to increase the efficiency of your system and your home comfort level. They’re extremely user-friendly, but that can be tricky to install, so consult with your HVAC service provider about installation and choosing the right model when you book your air conditioner tune-up.
Does your air conditioner need a tune-up?
The experts at HAMCO are standing by and ready to get your system back in tip-top shape!
HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been proudly serving the Greater Hamilton Areas HVAC needs for over 70 years. We are dedicated to providing our clients with quality products and reliable service.