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The Ultimate 7-Step Spring AC Maintenance Checklist To Maximize AC Unit Lifespan

Warmer weather is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about your AC system. To save you money on energy bills and costly repairs, proper personal maintenance is key to keep your system running smoothly. As experts in the industry, we have put together an AC maintenance checklist to help you out this spring.

AC Maintenance Checklist

Keep the area clear

One of the key maintenance tasks is to keep the outdoor unit clear of any debris or vegetation that could obstruct airflow. It’s important to trim any shrubs or trees that may be growing too close to the unit. Keep the area around the unit clean and free of any debris. This helps to ensure proper air circulation and prevents potential damage to the system long-term. 


Check the refrigerant levels

If your AC system is low on refrigerant, it can lead to poor cooling performance and higher energy bills. Check the refrigerant levels regularly and add more if necessary.


Inspect the fan blades 

The fan blades in your outdoor unit can become bent or damaged over time, reducing the efficiency of your AC system. Inspect the fan blades regularly and replace them if necessary.


Clean the Coils

Over time, the coils on your AC system can become covered in dirt and debris, which can reduce efficiency and lead to breakdowns. Regularly use a soft brush or vacuum to clean the coils and remove any debris.


Check the Drain Line

The drain line is responsible for removing condensation from your AC system. If it becomes clogged, it can cause water damage to your home or even cause your system to shut down. Check the drain line regularly and clear any clogs with a wet/dry vacuum or a pipe cleaner.


Inspect the Ductwork

The ductwork in your home can develop leaks over time. This can cause your AC and HVAC system to work harder than it needs to. To prevent this, inspect the ductwork for any leaks or damage, and seal any gaps with duct tape or caulking. If you need professional help, seek out AC duct repair services.


Consider Upgrading Your System

Finally, if your AC system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider upgrading to a more efficient model. Newer models can save you money on energy bills and require less maintenance overall. Manuel and Son’s can help you select and install a new AC or HVAC system that fits your needs and budget.


As we head into warmer months, following Manuel and Son’s AC maintenance checklist will ensure that your system is in good working order. To keep your home comfortable all summer long, don’t forget to schedule regular maintenance and give us a call for 24-hour AC repair.

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Fabby Escamilla

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