As the temperature rises in Hoover, Alabama, so does the strain on your air conditioner. There are probably times when you sit or stand by the air conditioning vents in your home and attempt to cool down after too long outside in the heat. Your air conditioner probably isn’t getting the same kind of cooldown. To ensure that your overworked air conditioner continues to run smoothly in the late summer, you’ll need to give it some extra attention and maintenance. Even with the continually rising heat, you’ll be able to keep your AC going all summer long.

Inspect AC Unit Regularly

This includes both the outdoor and indoor components of the air conditioner. Over time, dust, dirt, and debris infiltrate components of your system, especially the outdoor unit, increasing strain on the system. Regularly check these parts of your AC and clean what you can. Also keep clean the areas around both sections of the unit. Don’t, however, attempt to clean internal components. Leave that to the pros.

Seal Drafts

Cool air may be escaping through cracks in window seals, gaps between doors, and door frames. If you find any such cracks or gaps, run some caulk over where your window meets the window sill and window frame. Install some weather stripping in the gaps between your door and door frame to seal off your home and prevent cool air from escaping.

Get an AC Maintenance Plan

Preventive maintenance is the key to an efficient and long-lasting HVAC system. Regular maintenance prevents minor issues from becoming major ones that lower the efficiency and lifespan of the system. Many licensed HVAC contractors even offer specific maintenance plans. One Source, for example, offers a maintenance package that includes inspections, cleaning, and repairs. With a comprehensive plan like that, your AC will always be in top working condition.

These three simple steps will keep your AC going strong all summer while also preparing it to handle future summers. To schedule AC-saving maintenance with One Source Heating and Cooling, give us a call at 205-209-4246.

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