With the weather starting to warm up and spring officially started—Ottawa homeowners are getting ready to open windows, deep-clean and make to-do lists around the house. While there are many home maintenance tasks to tackle, don’t forget that AC service should be a high priority on your list.
- Clean up debris around the air conditioner condenser. During the winter—branches, leaves and garbage can be blown around and impede the operation of your AC. Before you turn on the air conditioning for the summer, it’s extremely important to ensure air is able to flow freely.
- Change the filter. As we head into another season, it’s a good time to check and change the air filter. A dirty filter can restrict air flow through your cooling system and leave it vulnerable to a breakdown.
- Schedule professional AC maintenance. To ensure your cooling system is running safely, efficiently and reliably—a licensed technician should inspect all components of your air conditioner. In addition to increasing home comfort, an annual inspection is likely required to keep manufacturer warranties valid.
Did you change the direction of your ceiling fan for the winter months? If you did—now is a good time to make sure all fans are set to spin counterclockwise for the summer.
As you work in your yard, don’t forget to clean out the gutters and perform a visual inspection of your home to spot any problems that could have developed over the winter. If you’re planning on undertaking upgrades in your backyard, remember to incorporate some energy efficient landscaping to complement your high efficiency heating and cooling systems.
To schedule your AC maintenance—contact Harding Heating & Air Conditioning today!
Harding Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Ottawa and the surrounding area with top-quality service since 1994! We’re committed to our customers and are happy to help you find the best ways to improve your home comfort.