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How to Prepare Your Home for the Warm Weather

The warmer weather may feel good after a long, cold winter. Before you can enjoy those warm (and even super hot) days, you need to be sure your home is ready to handle it. That often means ensuring that your home’s air conditioner is working at its best. The air conditioner is a large system in the home, one that requires careful attention and maintenance to keep it operating at its best. That includes operating efficiently. If you are unsure if your system is ready for the heat, it may be time to turn to a professional service for your air conditioning in Grand Rapids, MI.

What to Do to Prepare Your AC

As the warmer weather approaches, be sure you have done everything necessary to keep your AC working its best. Here are some steps to making that possible.

#1: Schedule maintenance

By far, one of the best steps to take now, during the spring months, is to have a professional come to your home for AC maintenance. Done prior to the high-use season, maintenance minimizes the risk for problems later, improves efficiency during the season, and may prolong the life of your system. We can help you with this.

#2: Check the exterior system

It’s a good idea to do a visual inspection of the home’s air conditioner and condenser. Look for any debris that’s built up in it and remove it. You also want to ensure that any damage to wiring is noted and taken care of by a professional. You can hose off the exterior unit to remove debris that’s caught in the system.

#3: Check your fuse box

Before the air conditioner season gets started, you’ll need to ensure the fuse or breaker is set to the “On” position. The electrical panel should be labeled to indicate which is for the AC power.

#4: Check filters

Now is a good time to change or clean your air filters for your air conditioner. This ensures that, once you turn it on, it is easy for the system to stream cold air through your home. Be sure you check your filters during the season, too.

#5: Turn off a humidifier

If you have a humidifier running in your home, now is the time to turn it off. Your air conditioner typically can handle the proper management of humidity in the air throughout the hot season. There is no need to run both of these systems at the same time. It’s a good idea to have your humidifier inspected and serviced now, too.

Always Use a Professional for AC Maintenance

While you can tackle some tasks on your own, it’s always best to hire a professional to handle most of the AC maintenance for your home. Having a properly trained technician inspecting your system also ensures that your home is as comfortable as possible all season long. You can also have some peace of mind knowing the work was done properly.

Contact Peak Heating and Cooling today to schedule an appointment. We do things the right way, not the easy way.

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