There is a lot that goes into making sure that your HVAC is ready at the start of each season. Regular HVAC maintenance is one way to ensure that your system works just as it should, both in the warmer temperatures and the colder months. Before you need to rely on your HVAC, give it a test run early this season.
By starting your HVAC weeks before it is really necessary, you give yourself plenty of time to analyze the performance of your air conditioning and to check if there is anything wrong with it. If you come across an issue, it is best to take care of the problem as soon as possible. This helps prevent that problem from getting worse, and will decrease the likelihood of calling in a technician for emergency repairs.
When you start up your air conditioning, there are a couple things you really need to pay attention to. First on that list is checking for proper airflow. Do this by going around the house and looking at each of your vents, and make sure that there is nothing obstructing them. Feel what kind of airflow is coming out of each one, and if it seems sluggish, then there may be a problem with your air conditioning.
After feeling for proper airflow, now you want to use your ears and listen to the sounds from the air conditioner. Listen to both the inside and outdoor fixtures when you run a typical cooling cycle. Any banging, screeching, or grinding could indicate an underlying issue that needs a technician’s touch.
Lastly, you want to make sure that your air conditioning works properly in every corner of your house. You want to check that there is an even distribution of cooling in each room. Is one room warmer than others? If that room isn’t in direct sunlight, then it is not receiving the cooling it needs.
Putting your HVAC system through a test run is a very simple task homeowners should do early in the season. Getting ahead of the problem means there is plenty of time before the true summer heat comes in, plus regular maintenance is always cheaper than emergency repairs. For more information on getting your air conditioning ready for summer, call Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.