If you can’t handle the heat this summer when temperatures soar, make sure your home’s air conditioning can! Nothing’s worse than being let down by an aging or unreliable system right when you and your family need it most.

Before you begin calling on your air conditioner to regularly cool your home this season, review the list of steps you can take to help your unit be ready for daily use. And if you haven’t taken these steps yet, it’s never too late! Although air conditioning maintenance is best before the summer begins, it can be done throughout the summer or warmer months.

At Edwards Royal Comfort, our NATE-certified HVAC technicians are licensed in the field of heating and cooling. They have the tools, equipment and experience to get the job done right the first time! For all of your air conditioner needs – including repair, maintenance and installation – contact Edwards Royal Comfort today.

Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

A lack of preventative air conditioner maintenance increases the chance your unit will break down or need repaired. This oftentimes occurs during the hottest days of summer when the system is being tested. Fortunately, the technicians at Edwards Royal Comfort have the tips you need to know to keep your system running smoothly all summer long.

Change your filters

The easiest ongoing maintenance homeowners can perform on their air conditioning unit is routinely changing air filters every three months at a minimum. A clogged air filter restricts air flow, which puts additional strain on the fan motor and can lead to a burnt out motor.

Remember: If the HVAC air filter is still mostly white, your filter’s got some life left in it. But if it’s been in there long enough to take on a mostly gray color, swap it out! A clean air filter will improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and improve your indoor air quality.

Give your outdoor unit a break

Just like it is for us, some shade is a welcome retreat for your home’s air conditioner. A little shelter from the blistering summer sun can help keep your outdoor equipment from overheating during extreme temperatures. Planting a tree or large bush in just the right spot could give your system some welcome relief.

Give your Air Conditioner unit some space to breathe

When you’re outside doing yard work, make sure your outdoor equipment and any vents are clear of debris, leaves, plants, overgrown grass, bushes and more. While you’re there, check that your unit’s concrete slab is level. If it isn’t, your unit could be working harder than it needs to be!

Consider a programmable smart thermostat

You use your smartphone for everything else – why not add controlling your home’s comfort to its list of capabilities? As a Bryant Authorized Dealer, we have innovative products like programmable thermostats that let you set your system to automatically operate as scheduled or be accessible remotely so it isn’t working overtime. Contact Edwards Royal Comfort today to learn more about our offerings of smart thermostats.

Schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance visit!

This is the most important step you can take! An air conditioner tune up is the best way to prepare it for the summer season. Our experts will give your system a thorough inspection and cleaning of all its essential parts – coils, motors, blowers, drains, refrigerant, electrical connections and more. We’ll help protect your investment and get your air conditioning prepped for another season of keeping your family cool and comfortable.

Contact Edwards Today for an Air Conditioning Tune Up

Contact us today to schedule your appointment and ask about our service agreements, which include two tune up visits per year to ensure your system is ready for action year-round.

When you need air conditioning services done, contact the professionals at Edwards Royal Comfort. When you hire us, you’re getting dependable workmanship, honest and efficient services and the affordable and upfront pricing you deserve. Contact Edwards Royal Comfort today!