Memorial Day weekend is the nation-wide, always welcome, holiday that helps us make the transition from spring to summer. As you’re preparing for summer, don’t forget to make sure your air conditioner is ready to handle the upcoming warm temperatures. Remember, the time to deal with a problem with your HVAC is not when you’re stuck in the midst of a heat wave. Regular air conditioning maintenance is key to ensuring that your HVAC unit functions properly. If you neglect the maintenance, each year your air conditioner will become a little less efficient and will cost you more money to operate. If you don’t feel like you can perform the following tasks contact your local Ohio AC specialist. Here are the tasks you should preform seasonally on your air conditioning system.

Air Conditioning Maintenance

  • Clean the condensing coils.
  • Be sure the system operating pressures and temperatures are within the allotted guidelines of the manufacturer.
  • Check the amp draw of the compressor.
  • Oil the fan motors.
  • When you’re having a new outside compressor unit installed for your air conditioning unit, try to locate it on the north side of the house, where it will be shaded as much as possible.
  • Check to make sure the belts are adjusted correctly.
  • Check the coolant level. If it’s too low, it will cost you more money to operate the system. Adding coolant is a process regulated by law, so make sure an air conditioning contractor handles this for you.
  • Keep the area around your compressor clear. Be sure to trim any bushes, trees and plants so that they are not touching the unit. This is especially important to keep the condenser coil from sucking any debris into the system.
Regular air conditioning maintenance can help prevent you from being stuck in the scorching heat. If you do you find yourself in need of air conditioning repair contact Allied Services, Inc.  Let Allied Services, Inc. help you keep your cool in the hot Dayton summer with a Carrier or Lennox heating and air conditioning unit. When it’s time for a new AC system, we’ll send one of our professional, NATE-certified technicians out to your Ohio home to determine the proper AC unit size. Don’t wait until the thermometer hits 90 and is still climbing; call us today at (937) 269-5059 to schedule an appointment for your new air conditioner or for air conditioning repair.