Ready to Turn On Your AC? Do These 5 Things First

An outdoor air conditioning unit

It’s safe to say that South Florida’s “winter” weather is coming to an end. As the days grow longer and temperatures continue to rise, you may be tempted to turn on your air conditioning. Hold that thought!

Lindstrom wants to make sure you’re setting your unit up for success. Run through our checklist before you change your thermostat settings:

1. Check Your Air Filter

            Yes, really! Your air conditioner uses the same air filter as your other systems, so it’s worked hard all winter. Get rid of any dust, pet dander and other pollutants that clog your filter by swapping it out for a new one.

2. Check Your Outdoor Unit

            Go outside and take a look at your outdoor unit. If you see anything on or around the unit (leaves, dirt, etc.), remove it. Angie’s List recommends hosing off the coils using a nozzle at a 45-degree angle to remove any buildup around the unit’s fins.

3. Remove Air Vent Blockages

            Walk around your house and examine your air vents. Did anything shift during the cooler months? Remove any toys, drapes, or furniture that sit in front of your vents as it will block the airflow.

4. Make Sure Switch It On

    It may sound silly, but many homeowners think their air conditioning is malfunctioning when they never actually turned it on. Make sure to switch your actual AC unit on before switching the thermostat over to cool.

5.  Call Lindstrom Fora Tune-Up

            Over time, your air conditioning system becomes less efficient and prone to breakdown due to the accumulation of dust in the air. Regular maintenance is the surest way to prevent trouble down the road.

            According to experts, over half of all air conditioning repair calls could be prevented with routine maintenance.

Lindstrom’s work comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t see savings on your utility bill, we’ll refund your money no questions asked.

Call Lindstrom Air Conditioning and Plumbing today (800) 813-1824 to schedule your cooling tune-up and to learn more about Lindstrom’s Maintenance agreement plans.