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Late Summer Tips to Keep Your AC System in Good Shape

When it comes to preventing problems with your air conditioning system, there is no better way to do so than by scheduling routine maintenance. Ideally, you’d schedule this before the cooling season begins to ensure that your system functions efficiently and effectively all summer long. However, if you’ve skipped this appointment for any reason, it’s never too late to call our HVAC professionals.

In the meantime, there are steps that you can take between maintenance appointments to help ensure that your AC system stays in good shape and will continue to perform well next year. We’ve shared some tips below about what you can do.

Flush Your Condensate Drain Line

This helps prevent the harmful development of mold and bacteria that can clog your drain and cause water damage. If you are unsure of how to perform this task, the staff on our team will be happy to assist!

Check Your Air Filter

Your air filter is very busy during this time of year. The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is designed to protect the inside components of the system from dirt, allergens, and other debris that can affect not only your indoor air quality, but the performance of the system overall. Air filters should be changed at least every three months during periods of regular use. However, if you have excessive contaminants in your home such as pet dander and/or cigarette smoke, you may want to opt for changes once a month.

Keep Your Condenser Clear

Go outside to inspect your outdoor condenser unit. Be sure that it is clear of any debris, such as mulch, dead leaves, lawn clippings, and even patio furniture. Be sure to prune nearby shrubs to ensure adequate space around the unit, and clean any dirt that has built up.

These are just a few of the late-season steps you can take to ensure that your air conditioner continues to perform effectively and efficiently. Please don’t hesitate to call us for some more great tips.

Contact Sound Heating today for professional air conditioning maintenance in Gig Harbor, MA. We take your comfort as seriously as you do! 

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