Springtime in Dallas: Air Conditioner Tips
When Dallas Springtime comes, its important that you know a few essential tips for you air conditioner. The warm weather is what brings so many of us to Texas, and we definitely look forward to it here. Winter being over means we can put away the heavy coats, reduce those heating costs, and finally step outside.
While most Texans are more than ready for the warmer months, homes tend to fall by the wayside. Preparing your HVAC system for Springtime in the Dallas area is an incredibly important step. Most homeowners think its as easy as switching the thermostat from heat to cool. Truthfully, your home needs more than that to ensure your air conditioning system’s longevity.
Spring is an especially important time to take care of your AC unit. Being caught off guard by air conditioner failure is no fun in Summer, especially if you have to wait a few hours for an AC repairman to get out to you. At Air Conditioning Dallas, we’re always happy to help with any HVAC needs — any time of year. We’re here to help, and that’s why we want to share a few AC tips to help DFW home and business owners ensure there air conditioners are ready for the coming warm weather.
1. Check and clean your AC unit
In Winter, your air conditioning unit is likely not being used. Debris can blow or fall into it — things like leaves, grass, and dirt. If larger debris is located on or around your unit, it can affect its ability to cool your home or business. Debris can also damage your AC unit on startup, and that’s why we always recommend checking before turning the unit on.
After you’ve checked your air conditioner for debris, we recommend giving it a quick rinse with a hose. While you don’t want anything too powerful, the pressure from a garden hose sprayer can help knock any small debris loose and clean off dirt buildup. This ensures your air conditioner fan and coils are ready to go for the DFW area’s warm weather.
2. Change or clean your air filter
Your HVAC system’s air filter is important year-round. It works hard to keep clean air in your residence or commercial space. When you don’t keep these up-to-date, they can allow mold spores, dust, dander, and more into the air you breathe.
Fortunately, these are one of the easiest parts of AC maintenance. Typically located near your furnace or in your home or business, the average filter has a life span of six months. Depending on the type, AC filter life can be as short as 30 days or as long as a year. These should just slide or pop right out, being easily replaceable. If you replace your own filter, do some research or contact one of our technicians to make sure you’re getting the best fit possible.
3. Know your HVAC’s humidifier
We’ve been servicing HVAC systems in the Dallas area for almost 40 years. During that time, we’ve come to know two important facts about Texas. The state can get very hot and very dry.
Because of this, many Texas homes and businesses are equipped with humidifiers. They help to keep our spaces at their most comfortable. If you have one, it’s important to know whether or not its useable year-round or just during Winter. Be sure that your humidifier is turned off if it is only useable during Winter. If you’re not sure how, our technicians are available 24/7 to help.
4. Get your air conditioner a check-up
One of the greatest cost-saving measures for the longevity of your HVAC system is having an inspection done by one of our expert technicians. They’ll be able to quickly diagnose if repairs need made or components are close to failure. This’ll help prevent any major air conditioning outages when it gets really hot out in late Spring and Summer.
At Air Conditioning Dallas, we’re all about helping Texans stay comfortable year-round, just like we’ve been doing for years. Contact our professionals to prepare your home or business with a Spring air conditioner inspection and get ahead of the Texas heat!