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4/10/2019 12:52 PM

Why you should start your AC before it gets too hot

You are probably enjoying the Spring weather so much, but don’t forget the Summer heat is approaching!  Remember seasons change quickly before you even know. The next thing you know, it will be summer and humid. Is your home’s air conditioner ready to take on the heat? If you’re unsure, let the AC repair Omaha experts help you.

Starting your AC before it gets too hot can save you the hassle and  trouble of waiting for the first hot day. The last thing you want is to go and turn on your AC and it does not turn on.  Staying ahead of schedule can help you spot any troubles. If you notice it is not turning on or it is making a strange noise, call an AC repair Omaha expert to come and check it out. Save yourself the possibility of having to replace your AC when it could have been possibly prevented in the first place.   

Steps to properly starting your air conditioner

If you are ready to check one more thing off your to-do list, here’s some advice from Omaha HVAC professionals to starting your air conditioner. Remember we recommend the temperature outside be at least 65 degrees.

  1. Replace your air filters.

Makes sure the filters in your furnace are clean. If they happen to be dirty, replace them. A dirty air filter will restrict the air flow from your air conditioning system. Homeowners should be changing their home’s air filters every 90 days. If you have a pet then it is recommended to change it every 60 days.

2. Check the condensate on drain lines

The condensate drain line releases water that your AC has removed from your home’s air safely to a drain. If your line is clogged, then it can cause indoor water damage. It’s important to ensure that the condensate drain lines  clear.

3. Check your outside ac unit.

Don’t forget to clean your outside AC unit. With it being outside,  it tends to accumulate leaves and debris from the winds. If you notice that your ac unit is particularly dirty, you can gently spray water in an up and down motion until the coils are cleaned.

4. Turn your thermostat to cooling.

After you have checked that your air filters are clean, condensate drain lines are clear, and the ac unit is clean, you can turn the thermostat on. You want to set your thermostat to cooling and set the inside temperature to 60 degrees.

5. Wait.

Omaha HVAC professionals recommend you wait 15 minutes and observe what you hear or feel before heading to the next step.

6. Walk around your home.

After you have waited a good 15 minutes, walk around your home. You want to check every air vent in your home to make sure that cool air is coming out.  

After properly following these steps, if the temperature has not changed, make sure to give one of the best AC repair Omaha teams a call.  At ServiceOne, our Omaha HVAC professionals can have your home cool before the scorching heat comes.

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