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Is Your AC Unit Ready For Spring?

March 22, 2022 | Blog

As the weather in Alabama begins to get hotter, our AC units start to go from keeping us warm in the winter to cool in the hot summer. Our team at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing believes receiving an AC tune-up in the spring is crucial. Throughout this blog, we will explain why we think it is so vital and how to get your unit ready for the spring.

Why Should I Get a Spring AC Tune-Up?

HVAC maintenance is so essential for longevity. As your system transitions into cooling, it is crucial to ensure no underlying issues. Our technicians will search through every part of your system during your AC tune-up to check for any problems.

We want to make sure we get ahead of these problems. Think of your AC tune-up as getting maintenance on your car. If you are using your vehicle more often, you are likely receiving care on it to ensure it is in top-notch condition.

Preparing Your AC Unit For Spring

While getting an inspection is our number one recommendation, there are a few things you can do to prepare your unit for the spring.

Change Your Filters

Your air filters work hard to keep your air clean. We recommend every homeowner change their air filters every 30 days. If you have pets or like to keep your windows and doors open, you may need to change your filters sooner. Be sure to check your filters at least every two weeks to stay on top of making sure you are breathing clean air.

Dirty filters can also overheat your HVAC system. An overheated system can shut down and stop working altogether.

Clean Your Air Ducts

Clean air ducts will ensure an even flow of air throughout your home. You want to make sure there is nothing that can impact the flow of air that can cause uneven cooling in your home. It is also essential to clean out your air ducts to ensure there are no toxic substances like mold or mildew hiding there.

Test Your Thermostats

Testing your thermostat can help you see if there are any issues with your AC unit early on. By testing your controls, you can see if any recalibration needs to happen on your system. You can tell you need recalibration if you often have to readjust your thermostat.

Take this opportunity to reprogram your thermostat; if you do not have a smart thermostat, consider making the upgrade to one. Homeowners who have a smart thermostat can better control the temperature of their house and even save more on their energy bills.

Give Your System a Practice Run

Turn on your AC unit and let it run throughout the day. Make sure you check your unit outside to see if everything is working correctly. You want to look out for uneven heating in your home as this is one of the most significant signs you require repair.

Contact Us!

If you have not already scheduled your yearly preventive AC maintenance, call us today! We also install new AC units and perform AC repairs. Choose our team at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for all your HVAC service needs.

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We had a great experience with Skelton’s! Our dog damaged the wiring on our A/C condenser, and it stopped working while the highs were still in the 80’s. Skelton’s came out the next day and got our condenser working again. Would recommend them and use them again!

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Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is very professional and responsive. I was able to request service via an online service request form one evening and was called promptly the next morning. I was subsequently able to have service performed within 2 hours. When your AC is not working this is like finding gold! I highly recommend them.

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Outstanding service. Professional installers with attention to detail. Prompt and courteous team that showed up on time and worked quickly and efficiently. My new unit was shown to me completely and they helped me set up my wireless/smart thermostat. I would highly recommend. Reasonably priced top notch installation and cleaning.

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