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The Ultimate Checklist for Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

As the weather warms, it’s time to start preparing your home and AC system for the upcoming summer months! Preventive seasonal HVAC maintenance in the spring is one of the best things you can do for your equipment to ensure your air conditioner runs at peak efficiency just in time for the hot, humid weather! Maintaining your HVAC system properly will increase its efficiency, reduce your energy bills, and keep you from having to make costly emergency repairs. After all, no one wants to be stuck with a faulty air conditioner in the middle of a scorching hot summer day!

Many things can be done at home to prepare your HVAC system for the heat; however, to keep your home HVAC system running smoothly all year, you should schedule annual service and maintenance appointments with a team of professionals. At Morrison Plumbing, we have the ultimate checklist for air conditioning maintenance, and we would be happy to perform it at your home to ensure your unit continues to function properly.

  1. Replace Your Old Air Filters

Your HVAC air filters will naturally become clogged with dust, dirt, and debris over time. When this happens, your system has to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. A clogged filter can reduce airflow, waste energy, and even harm your system. Replace your air filters every three months to avoid an increase in energy costs. Not only will your equipment be more efficient, but your indoor air quality will significantly improve. During an AC maintenance or service appointment, a Morrison Plumbing HVAC technician will gladly show you how to change your air filters!

  1. Adjust Your Thermostat

Set the thermostat to cooling mode and run the air conditioner for 15 minutes when you first turn it on to ensure that your heating and cooling systems are working properly. If you don’t already have a smart thermostat, you should think about getting one this spring. A smart thermostat’s convenience and control will save you time, money, and stress! Call our team at Morrison Plumbing today to set up a simple smart thermostat installation. We’re here to make your home more comfortable and your life easier.


  1. Clean Around Your AC Unit

As you prepare your air conditioner for summer use, clean up the dirt and debris left over from the winter season. Clear any leaves from the top grill of your air conditioner and trim any nearby bushes or shrubs to provide two feet of clearance around your outdoor unit. You should also schedule a professional maintenance appointment to have your air conditioner inspected for any damage that occurred over the winter to ensure any necessary repairs are made. Don’t forget to remove the cover from your air conditioner! This simple step is critical because your system will not function properly with the cover on, so if you’re going to do this step yourself, please follow the guidelines.

  1. Check the Refrigerant Lines

Adjust the refrigerant levels to your system’s specifications. Excess or insufficient refrigerant will reduce the efficiency of your equipment and raise your energy costs. Make sure the refrigerant lines are not worn, detached, or leaking. For the best results, contact an HVAC professional, like our staff at Morrison Plumbing! We are always available when you need us most and we are happy to grant you the peace of mind of knowing your system has been thoroughly inspected and cared for by an industry professional.

  1. Schedule Your Next HVAC Maintenance Appointment

Spring is the best time to schedule your annual HVAC maintenance appointment! Don’t wait until the warm weather hits to have your air conditioner serviced, as you run the risk of being left without cool air in the middle of a sweltering summer day. Without proper maintenance of your HVAC system, there is a greater chance it will need costly emergency repairs or replacement. If you wait too long to schedule maintenance on your air conditioner, your wait time could be longer than expected, as others may be in line ahead of you. So be proactive and call Morrison Plumbing now at (618) 414-4051!



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