How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer
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How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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When the summer heat arrives in Colorado Springs, having a reliable air conditioner is essential for staying comfortable. Waking up to a warm house or realizing that your AC isn’t cooling evenly can be quite frustrating.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take to ensure your summer stays comfortable with some basic maintenance and preventative care for your Colorado Springs air conditioning system.

Count on the skilled technicians at Big Cat Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to maintain your indoor comfort. Whether you need Colorado Springs air conditioning maintenance, repair, or installation, we’re just a call away.

In the meantime, here are some expert tips to prepare your AC for the summer months!

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1. Inspect Your Outdoor AC Unit

Start by turning off the circuit breaker for your HVAC system or air conditioner. Clear any debris or vegetation surrounding the outdoor unit to ensure proper airflow. Consider giving it a gentle rinse to remove dirt, dust, and pollen. While inspecting, look for any signs of damage or loose wires.

2. Clean the Indoor Unit

Move indoors and take the time to clean your indoor unit. If you feel comfortable, access the evaporator coil by removing the access panel located within the air handler. Use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment to remove dirt buildup. For stubborn dirt, a mild detergent and water solution can be effective.

3. Inspect Air Vents

Clean your vent covers by hand washing or gently scrubbing with warm, soapy water. Use a vacuum with a brush extension to remove any debris from the vents and surrounding areas.

4. Replace Your AC Filter

Dirty air filters can hinder airflow and reduce efficiency. Replace your air filters every 90 days, or more frequently if you have allergies or live in an older home with poor ventilation.

5. Perform an AC Test

Lower the thermostat settings to initiate a test run of your AC unit. If it starts up promptly and begins cooling your home, it’s likely in good working condition. Contact us if you notice any issues.

6. Check Your Thermostat

Verify that your thermostat is functioning properly and programmed correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary and adjust the settings as needed.

7. Listen for Unusual Noises

While your AC is running, pay attention to any unusual noises such as buzzing, popping, or grinding. Any concerning sounds should be addressed promptly by a professional technician.

8. Schedule Professional AC Maintenance

Even with regular maintenance, professional service is essential. Our team can thoroughly inspect your unit, replace filters, and address any issues to prevent emergencies.

Get On Our List for AC Maintenance Today!

Ready to schedule your Colorado Springs AC maintenance? Contact Big Cat, your trusted local air conditioning experts. Let us ensure your system is ready to tackle the summer heat. Schedule your appointment today for peace of mind and reliable indoor comfort.

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