Don’t Count on Luck When Getting Ready for Spring! - Sun Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Don’t Count on Luck When Getting Ready for Spring!


As we’re still dealing with cooler weather and preparing for warmer temps, we want to emphasize the importance of caring for your heating and cooling system!

Because even though March is a lucky month, it won’t be that way if you have a system breakdown that could have been prevented with a little extra effort and maintenance.

1. Have a technician clean the condenser unit

You can get a technician to clean your condenser unit, if you want to go beyond the basic hose-spraying the unit that you can do yourself! First, the technician will turn the power off at the breaker. Then, they’ll use a screwdriver or a cordless drill to unscrew and remove the protective panels from around the condenser. Now there is a full view of the condenser fins, and the technician will gently clean them with a bristle brush, water, and fin comb tool. Now your condenser fins are much cleaner and your A/C is able to run more efficiently!

2. Change your air filter

Another very important pro-tip is changing your filter no matter the season! Many people wait six months or even longer for a filter change, and you never want to do that, especially in allergy season, and if you have pets! Periodically check on your filter to see if it needs a change. If it does, as you’re installing your new filter, be sure that the arrows point in the direction of airflow. The last thing you want to do is think you’re making the right decision by changing your air filter, only to install it the wrong way!

3. Call in the professionals

Honestly, the amount of maintenance a person can do on their own on their heating and cooling system is fairly limited, other than just keeping things clean on a surface level, and also changing air filters regularly as a big part of that. Cleaning and checking interior components of the unit, checking the voltage and electrical connections, checking refrigerant levels, and evaluating overall system performance is something best left up to the experts, which is why you should call the best here in Oakland County! Contact us online or call now: (248) 986-1506

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