Winter is not quite over in Virginia, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't already be thinking about preparing our air conditioners for spring. So far we haven't had massive winter storms, but that doesn't mean your outdoor unit wasn't affected by the weather. We have had lots of rain and other damaging weather, like wind, this winter.
The first step is to visually inspect your unit. Is there debris or other rubbish around it? Be sure to clear the area around your air conditioner.
Next, be sure to replace your filters. Old filters can greatly reduce your air conditioner's productivity. Filters should be changed about every 3 months. (Tip - set an alert in your phone to indicate when you need a new filter.)
Check all your lines. Do another visual inspection of all the pieces of your system, including the lines. Look for any damages that may have happened over the last few months.
And finally, get an inspection. A professional HVAC inspection, like our Comfort Plan maintenance, is the best way to ensure your AC unit is all set for spring and summer. You can learn more about our Comfort Plans here.