When it’s time to retreat from the summer heat, there’s nothing better than walking into an air-conditioned home. Without regular maintenance, your HVAC system may fail when you need it most, leaving you to sweat it out until help arrives. Fortunately, the pros at Gold Star Services have created an in-depth AC maintenance checklist to help prepare your unit for the season. In this article, we share our top maintenance tips to extend your AC’s lifespan and performance.
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Check Refrigerant Levels
Air conditioners use refrigerant to cool the air inside your home. Our pros will inspect your air conditioner, check refrigerant levels and add more refrigerant if necessary. If your unit uses R-22 refrigerant, you will want to think about replacing it sooner rather than later. By January 1, 2020, R-22 will not be legally available anywhere in the US.
Check the Vents
If you have a heat pump, it’s likely your home is cooled with air distributed via ductwork throughout your home. Openings in these ducts are protected with vent covers to prevent dust and debris from blocking these vital passageways. Wipe your home’s vent covers with a damp cloth to remove any dust or dirt.
Install New Air Filters
Air filters protect your unit’s internal machinery from dust and debris. These filters will become dirty over time, leading to blockages that can compromise your air conditioner’s performance. Replacing your air filters is an important part of summer HVAC maintenance. Depending on the size of your property and your usage, you may need to do this once per season or more.
Call Us Today for Professional AC Maintenance
Take the steps right now to ensure your air conditioner is ready to keep you and your family cool and comfortable for the summer season. Our AC maintenance checklist will help you get started, but it’s always ideal to have a professional maintenance plan. At Gold Star Services, our Comprehensive Maintenance Agreements will guide you through important maintenance tasks and give you access to priority service. Contact us at 302-376-7677 to find out more.