We’re getting some wonderful, chilly weather just in time for Thanksgiving. It may be time to turn off your air conditioner and give it some much needed rest after a long and hot summer. Turning off your air conditioner also gives you, and us, the opportunity to check your unit and ensure that everything’s in order. Prepare for the future and the heat of the future with some preventative steps. Make sure you check your HVAC unit to ensure that it is functioning properly and identify problem areas before they break the bank. Before you turn on your AC, we recommend that you check a few key areas first:

If you’re condensing unit is outside, be sure that it isn’t covered with debris. Always make sure that it’s clean and not covered, be it by branches or other obstructions. Air conditioning covers may be a good investment if you’re seasonal or will be away. Covers will keep rain from harming your unit, protect the pain, and keep out insects. It is important to keep rain and precipitation out of the unit as it can lead to mold, mildew, and rust.

Change your filters regularly! Depending on the type of filter, pets, and allergies, your filter should be changed every 1-3 months. The air filter is an important aspect of your home’s indoor air quality, safety, and health. Also be sure to clean vents in and outside of the home.

Remove any fungus, sludge, or debris from your drainage pipe. A clogged drainage pipe can lead to leaks and various other damage in your home.

Timers are excellent tools that can help you conserve energy and save money. Before you turn on your air conditioner unit, make sure that you set a timer. Easy, convenient, and affordable.

Enjoy this cool weather while we have it. Turn off your air conditioner and open up your windows to let that fall breeze in! Contact one of our technicians with any questions or concerns about your commercial or residential HVAC unit.