When flowers begin to bud and trees put forth their leaves, Atlanta residents dust off their patio grills and garden furniture in anticipation of the impending warm weather. As you prepare to enjoy the outdoors, don’t neglect your air conditioner or heat pump because that’s what will ensure your indoor comfort when temperatures soar. Here are a few things your air conditioner needs to make sure it’s ready for the spring and summer seasons.
An Exterior Examination
If you covered your outdoor unit for added protection during the winter, remove the cover and clear away any trash or leaves that have collected. Check the pipe insulation for damage; repair or replace any that is cracked or torn. Make sure there are no missing, misaligned or out-of-place panels. If you find broken or frayed wires, call the professionals at Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning to make the repairs.
An Indoor Inspection
Spring is a good time to clean or change the air filters in your indoor unit. Clean out accumulated dust and look for damaged or detached wires. Make sure the drain hose is correctly attached, intact and unclogged. Wash all of your supply vents and return air grills; use a vacuum to clear out dust or pet hair that has collected.
A Trustworthy Tune-up
Many AC maintenance tasks are DIY, but some require the help of an expert. The technicians at Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning have the skills to handle the most intricate parts of a spring tune-up: charging the refrigerant, testing for refrigerant leaks, lubricating moving parts, calibrating thermostats, checking air flow and inspecting and replacing wiring and electrical connections.
Just as you depend on your heat pump or air conditioner to keep you comfortable during the hot Georgia summer, you can rely on the comfort specialists at Ful-Bro to keep your cooling system in tip-top shape. To learn more about what we do to ensure your system runs efficiently, check out our maintenance agreements or call 678-369-0500.