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Tips to Ensure Your AC is Ready for the Warm Weather

The warm weather has finally arrived. Time to put on the sunscreen, take the swim trunks out of the closet, and crank on the AC. What if the unit does not start or function well? You can avoid this through a preseason tune up or annual maintenance repair. Here at Point Bay, our service technicians are ready to help keep you cool in the hot months and warm in the cold months. We also like to provide our customers with tips on how to get their AC ready for the summer.

Change Your Air Filters

It should be a routine to change the filters in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. When you change the filters, it keeps the bad air out and the clean, cool air in. This also helps you ensure the life span of the AC unit and effectiveness. Our experts recommend changing your disposable filters every month when the machine is in use.

Make Sure All Vents Are Clear of Debris

First, you should head outside and check your condenser to make sure there are no leaves or other debris blocking it. If it is blocked, your unit will not operate efficiently because its airflow is restricted. Next, head inside and make sure all vents are unimpeded. Sometimes during the cold months furniture or other household items are placed in front of vents which will also cause your AC unit not to work to its full potential.

Conduct A Few System Checks

It is never a good idea to just fire on your air conditioning unit without running a few necessary tests first. Do not wait until the warm weather arrives to run your first test. All you have to do is run the above checks and then run your AC unit for a few minutes for a preseason test.

But do not forget to also check the following:

  • Check your thermostat to make sure it is set to cooling mode
  • Check you circuit breakers to make sure they are correctly positioned

Have a Professional Technician Service Your AC Unit

The best way to prevent any in-season downtime from your air conditioning unit is to have annual preseason checkup from your service professionals at Point Bay. We work year round for both your heating and cooling systems. If you aren’t sure about your system or just want everything to be stress-free, we can keep your AC unit running as long as possible. We know exactly what to look for and how to avoid potential maintenance issues. We are also available 24/7 for emergency situations. Invest in a Service Plan To even further decrease the likelihood of any problems with your cooling system you could invest in service plan. Our Platinum Plan will help save you money and stress through continual care to keep your AC unit running at a premium level. Almost all replacement parts are covered under this plan.There are also discounts available if you purchase this plan with a Gold Heating Plan.

At Point Bay, our dedicated technicians are the best at what they do. Call 732-349-5059 for a free estimate or fill out a contact form.