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AC Maintenance Tips to Keep Your AC Running Smoothly in Michigan’s Summers

When you’ve had enough of the cold Michigan winter and that first warm, sunny day arrives, it’s pretty tempting to throw the doors open, give the outdoor furniture a good cleaning, pull the cover off of the grill, and forget about life indoors. But those warm days of spring will transition to the hot days of summer, and you’ll want to spend time back in your cool, comfortable home again. So after you’ve enjoyed some time outside, don’t forget to do a little AC maintenance to get your air conditioner ready for the summer. 

White Lake, Highland, Milford, and surrounding neighbors, here are some AC maintenance tips to get you started:

1. Check Your Air Filter

When it comes to good air conditioning maintenance, the simplest thing you can do is ensure your air filter is clean and capable of trapping dust and other pollutants. It’s best to change your air filter every month, but if you’re not sure when you last did that, you can pull out your air filter and check if you can see through it when you hold it up to a light source. If you can’t, replace the filter and set a reminder to check it in a month.

2. Inspect Your Vents

Another important step in air conditioner maintenance to get your AC  ready for the summer is making sure your air vents are clean. Check the vents in each room of your home. If you find a lot of dust buildup, you may need to do some air conditioner vent cleaning. You can remove the vent covers, clean them with a soft bristle brush and some soapy water, and put them back in place. Alternatively, you can call the pros at HVAC Comfort to take care of all your AC maintenance needs near Oakland and Livingston County, MI.

3. Prep the Outdoor Unit

Go outside and have a look around your outdoor unit. If you find a lot of debris, spider webs, weeds, or grass around it, clean these items up first. Try to give your AC unit a good two feet of breathing space on all sides. If you did some winter AC maintenance by putting a protective cover on it, you can take that off now. 

4. Inspect the Outdoor Unit

Once the space around your AC is clear, take a look at its parts. You may check to see if the fins are straight, the drainage hose is in good shape, and the pipe insulation is intact. If you’d rather have a pro take care of these details and more, give HVAC Comfort a call to schedule AC maintenance services.

5. Program Your Thermostat for Summer

If you have a programmable thermostat, you might want to make adjustments to your thermostat settings as we head into the warmer months. For the hours you’ll be home, set the thermostat to a temperature that’s comfortable for your family members and you. For the times of day when everyone is likely to be away, consider setting the temperature a little higher so you can benefit from the efficiencies of your programmable thermostat.

6. Get AC Maintenance Help from HVAC Comfort

It’s best to start preparing your AC for the summer as soon as possible. If you need AC service to get your system up and running smoothly, call HVAC Comfort. We take care of AC maintenance near Oxford, Waterford Twp, and throughout Oakland County, MI. Schedule your AC maintenance appointment today to ensure a cool and comfortable summer ahead.

Originally Published: April 22, 2022

Written By: HVAC Comfort Team