Summer will be here before you know it, and if there’s one part of your home that you want to be fully functioning, it’s your HVAC unit. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than being stuck in a home without any cool air, especially when you need a good night’s sleep. However, there are many issues that may arise with your air conditioning unit. Here are some ways to prepare your HVAC unit for summer.
Check Your Filter
First, check the air filter. If you check the air filter and notice there isn’t any light passing through it, then it’s time to replace or clean it. You should check your air filter regularly to ensure that your unit is running smoothly.
Clean the Unit
Another part of HVAC unit maintenance is cleaning certain areas of it, especially before summer begins. Some areas of your HVAC unit that needs to be cleaned and attended to include:
- Condensation lines
- Any debris, plants, or any other blockage
Inspect Coolant Lines
To prepare for the summer, you should also check your HVAC unit’s coolant lines. A unit’s coolant lines are typically located outside of your home. Make sure the coolant lines are completely covered in insulation so that no energy escapes.
Check the Concrete Slab
Another area of your HVAC unit that you should inspect outside is the concrete slab. This part of the HVAC unit should be perfectly level; if not, it will have to work harder to function properly. Try to level it to the best of your ability before adding gravel underneath.
Test the Unit
Another way to prepare your HVAC unit for summer is to test the unit itself. By running the HVAC unit, you can see if the unit is working properly and producing that cold air in your home that you will need this summer.