Here’s the AC Tune-Up Checklist EVERY Homeowner Needs - Sun Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Here’s the AC Tune-Up Checklist EVERY Homeowner Needs

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Just like any other appliance, your AC needs regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly. That’s where our AC tune-up comes in – and lucky for you, we’ve also got the ultimate checklist to help you keep your system in great shape!

Replace those filters

First and foremost, when was the last time you replaced your AC filters? If it’s been a while, it’s time to get on it! Clogged filters can restrict airflow, making your AC work harder than it should. This not only decreases efficiency but can also lead to expensive repairs in the future. Try to replace your filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the type of filter you have.

Inspect your unit

Next, take a walk around your AC unit and give it a visual check-up. Look for any signs of damage, such as cracks, leaks, or rust. Make sure there’s no debris or vegetation blocking the outdoor unit, and check the condensate drain to ensure it’s not clogged. If you notice anything unusual, it’s best to call in the professionals!

Check your thermostat

Your thermostat is the control center of your AC system, so it’s crucial to ensure that it’s functioning correctly. Test it out by adjusting the temperature up and down and observing if your AC responds accordingly. If your thermostat is more than a decade old, consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat – this can help you save energy (and money!) by automatically adjusting the temperature when you’re away or sleeping.

Clean and wash your AC unit

Over time, your AC unit can accumulate dirt, dust, and grime, which can affect its performance. To keep your system running efficiently, consider cleaning and washing your AC unit regularly. You can do this by turning off the power, removing any debris from the exterior, and gently washing the unit with a hose. Be sure to let it dry completely before turning the power back on.

Schedule professional cooling system maintenance

Finally, don’t forget to schedule a professional AC tune-up from Sun, at least once a year! A skilled technician will be able to identify potential issues before they become major problems. Think of it as an annual check-up for your AC – it’s a small investment, that can save you significant money in the long run!

By staying on top of these simple maintenance tasks, you can keep your system running smoothly, extend its lifespan, and avoid costly repairs.

And remember, if you ever have any concerns or questions about your AC, don’t hesitate to call in the experts – after all, that’s what we’re here for! Contact us today or give us a call: (248) 986-1506

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