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The temperatures are starting to rise, which means it’s time to turn on your air conditioner.  There are simple steps that you can take as a homeowner in regard to inspecting your unit before turning it on. We receive a lot of phone calls at the beginning of the warmer season about air conditioners not working when first turned on, or not working as well as expected.

For outdoor units, if you’re a homeowner who covers their air conditioner for the colder months, it’s important to remember to take the cover off. While this may seem like common sense, it’s easy to forget the unit is covered when you haven’t spent a lot of time outside the past few months or needed to use the unit. It’s also recommended you check that for leaves or other materials that may block interior components and impact its performance. For indoor units, you’ll want to ensure your drain lines are clear as dirt and debris can accumulate in them.

You’ll need to adjust your thermostat to cool, and it’s always a good idea to double check your air filter. Most filters are simple to change and homeowner can do it themselves, and a dirty filter can have a significant impact on the efficiency of your equipment.  If you’re unsure about any of this process or have concerns, contact us and we’d be happy to send one of our certified technicians to take care of it for you.