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With spring on the way it’s time to be sure your air conditioning equipment is ready for the warmer weather.

Turn it on. This sounds like a no-brainer but just because your furnace has been working doesn’t mean your air conditioning unit will. After being unused for months, the place to start is to turn it on. Listen for any strange noises and for any delays in powering up.

Check the vents. Is the air flow adequate? Is the air cool?

Change your filters. We can’t emphasize this enough. Here in the South Plains of Texas, there’s nothing to hold back the wind. That wind blows dirt that ends up in your air conditioning system. Clogged and dirty filters make your equipment work harder than necessary. This drives up your energy costs and shortens the life of your cooling system. The best way to show love to your air conditioning equipment is to change your filters every month without fail.

Clear all debris away from your outdoor unit. Over the winter, dead leaves, twigs and dirt will have accumulated around the frame of your outdoor AC unit. Use a leaf blower to clear all this away. If any grass or weeds have grown up around it, clear it out. You want the airflow to be unrestricted.

Your air conditioning system is likely one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in your home. The minimal cost of routine annual maintenance by professional AC technicians provides peace of mind and prevents costly repairs. A professional pre-season maintenance includes a thorough inspection of all equipment and a cleaning of the condenser and coils. They will check refrigerant levels, air flow and filters. You will know going into the season that your equipment is ready and operating at peak efficiency.

Here at Sinclair we are well into our pre-season maintenance appointments. Call us today and we’ll make sure your air conditioning is ready to take on the summer heat! Call 806-749-COOL (2665)

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