We’re starting to see those Tucson Summer temperatures rising again! This week we are hitting 90 degrees, so it’s time to go through the standard checklist to get your air conditioning system ready for the summer! Big events like Summer and Winter are a great opportunity to do preventative maintenance on a unit or get noticeable minor problems fixed before they become a large and costly problem.
Change Your Filters
It’s always a good idea to regularly change your filters. If you tend to forget, then major events such as summer seasons can be a good opportunity to make sure you change all the filters in your home, especially on air returns which can be easily forgotten. Make sure you know all the areas in your home that require filters and they are regularly changed to increase the longevity of any system.
For Exterior Condensers
If your home features an external condensor for your air conditioning system, then just make a quick visual inspection to ensure that there are not built up plant debris or other problems around the actual unit. Specifically you’ll want to ensure that the fan is free of any kind of debris as a critical part of the cooling system.
Checking Your Ductwork
You’ll also want to quickly visually check your ductwork. There are two areas that you’ll want to look into. The first is the registers in your house. Checking for obstructions like rugs and furniture can make sure you have good air flow.
The second place you’ll want to check is if you have a crawlspace or a storage area such as a basement. All connections and seams should be sealed completely with no holes or corrosion. Make sure if you plan to seal connections yourself, you use silver aluminum-foil tape, as opposed to the traditional duct tape.
Doing a checkup prior to the summer season is important also because you will want to make sure you don’t have mold building up in the ducts. If you find mold, simply call Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions and we will be able to thoroughly clean your ducts at a reasonable price.