Tips for Starting Your AC for the First Time in the Summer Part 1

As we head into the later part of the spring, one thing has become clear, temperatures are already reaching summer-like levels. That means that the time is now to prepare your air conditioning unit for consistent usage. Our team of Brandon air conditioning service repair technicians will tell you, the time put into preparation in May can save you thousands of dollars in repairs and lots of stress in July.

In this two part series, we will provide tips for successfully preparing your AC unit for summer weather. Tips in the first part of this series will focus on the indoor part of your system. For tips for the outdoor part of your system, you may skip ahead to part two of this series.

Check the Thermostat

The first part of your AC system that needs to be checked is the thermostat. First, turn your thermostat off and check it’s condition. If you’ve had it for a number of years, it may be time to consider purchasing a new one. Also, change the battery, if needed.

Replace the Air Filter

Any experienced Brandon AC repair technician will tell you that many AC problems start with worn out filters. Yet, this is a step people often overlook. Filters should be replaced every three months and at the beginning of the summer in Florida because of the amount of use it will get.

Check Ductwork and Vents

In terms of vents, this is a good time to make sure that they are not be blocked by furniture and that they are fully open. For ductwork, check it’s condition. Are they worn? Do see mold? If you see holes, seal them with silver tape. If there’s mold, contact a mold removal service immediately.

To schedule a Brandon air conditioning repair technician to come to your home, please fill out our service request form or give us a call at 813-685-2665.


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