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Get Your AC Ready for Summer Heat

As the summer heat approaches, ensuring your AC system is ready for the increased demand is important. From replacing the air filter to meticulously cleaning both the inside and outside units, several steps can be taken to optimize your system’s performance. However, one important aspect often overlooked could greatly impact your AC’s efficiency and comfort during sweltering summer days. By addressing this often neglected component, you can guarantee your AC is ready to tackle the heat efficiently and effectively.

Main Points

  • To ensure peak performance and maintain clean indoor air quality, it is essential to replace air filters regularly.
  • Clean inside unit components like coils and drain pan for efficiency.
  • Clear the outside unit of debris and use a caustic cleanser for the condenser coil.
  • Straighten fins with a fin comb for optimal heat dispersion.
  • Maintain a clear 2-foot area around the outdoor unit for unrestricted airflow.

Air Filter Replacement

Swapping out the air filter in your home AC system is vital for maintaining clean indoor air quality and ensuring peak performance during the summer heat.

Air filters capture airborne pollutants like dust, pollen, and pet dander that can harm our health.

To guarantee top efficiency, check the existing filter regularly by holding it up to a light source. If the filter appears clogged or dirty, it’s time for a replacement.

Choosing the right air filter, such as HEPA, pleated, washable, or fiberglass, depending on your specific needs and budget, can improve air quality and extend the lifespan of your AC unit with regular replacement.

Inside Unit Cleaning

Thorough cleaning of the inside unit is essential for the peak performance of your home AC system. To avoid electrical mishaps, begin by turning off the circuit breaker.

Clean the evaporator coils using a foaming cleanser to eliminate debris accumulation. To prevent clogs, thoroughly clean the drain pan and pipe with a bleach and water solution.

Regular maintenance of the inside unit will improve your AC’s efficiency and extend its lifespan. Following these cleaning steps guarantees that your air conditioning system operates smoothly and provides excellent cooling during the hot summer.

Fin Comb Size Fins per Inch Description
Small 14-17 Thinly Spaced Fins
Medium 12-14 Average Spacing
Large 8-12 Widely Spaced Fins

Outside Unit Cleaning

Cleaning the outside unit of your AC system is crucial for maintaining its efficiency and performance during the summer months. Here are some critical steps to guarantee your outside unit is clean and ready to tackle the heat:

  • Clear away any loose debris around the unit to prevent blockages.
  • Wash the compressor unit components with a hose to remove dirt and dust.
  • Use a caustic cleanser to clean the condenser coil effectively.
  • Make sure the outdoor unit is free from debris for best operation.

Fins Straightening

To maintain peak heat dispersion and guarantee the effective operation of your AC system, straightening the fins on the outdoor unit is necessary to prepare for the summer heat. Bent metal fins can obstruct airflow, reducing the efficiency of your air conditioner. A fin comb, readily available at hardware stores, is the best way to straighten these fins. Choose the appropriate comb size based on the number of fins per square inch to ensure precision. Straightening the fins allows for better heat transfer, improving cooling performance and energy efficiency.

Fin Comb Size Fins per Inch Description

Outdoor Area Maintenance

Maintaining proper clearance and maintenance around the outdoor unit is crucial for optimizing the efficiency and longevity of your AC system. Here are some critical steps to uphold the outdoor area:

  • Trim bushes and branches around the unit to sustain a 2-foot clearance.
  • Remove loose debris to prevent blockages and guarantee proper airflow.
  • Clean the area to establish an apparent 2-foot diameter around the outdoor unit.
  • Check for any potential obstructions and clear them to allow unrestricted airflow for the system.

As we gear up for the scorching summer months, ensuring your air conditioning system is primed and ready to combat the heat is paramount. From diligently replacing air filters to meticulously cleaning both the inside and outside units, every step plays a crucial role in maximizing your system’s efficiency and performance.

At SureTech Heating & Cooling, we understand the significance of every component in your AC system. Our comprehensive approach to air conditioning service encompasses thorough cleaning and maintenance of both indoor and outdoor units, ensuring your system operates at peak performance throughout the summer season.

Don’t let the summer heat catch you off guard. Trust SureTech Heating & Cooling to get your AC ready for the soaring temperatures ahead, providing you with comfort and peace of mind all season long. Contact us today to schedule your AC service and experience the SureTech difference.


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