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Top 4 Tasks To Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Summer in DC

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With summer approaching, now’s the time to ensure your HVAC unit is ready to take on the heat and humidity we know well in the DMV area.

Here are a few steps you can take in the spring to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep your home cool and comfortable:

Replace Your Air Filter

One of the easiest tasks you can complete is replacing your air conditioner’s air filter. Your HVAC system has to work harder when the filter is obstructed by dust, dirt, and debris.

Not only is it important to replace this filter at the start of the cooling season, but you should replace your air filter every three months for optimal performance and reduced system wear and tear.

Remove Debris From Around the Outdoor Unit

The outdoor portion of your air conditioner contains the all-important compressor. Since it’s outside, things like branches, twigs, leaves, and pine straws can block the compressor.

Before you turn on your air conditioner for the first time, remove any debris in and around the outdoor unit.

Check for Air Leaks

Air leaks reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system because conditioned air is lost, which contributes to a less comfortable home and drives you to lower the thermostat.

To address this, check your doors, windows, and ductwork for leaks. Consider upgrading old windows and doors for a more efficient option, or seal them with weatherstripping. For leaky ductwork, you need professional ductwork repair.

Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

As with most major home systems, professional maintenance can significantly affect your cooling system’s performance. Benefits of annual HVAC tune-ups include:

  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Reduced risk of breakdowns
  • Extended system life span
  • Improved system dependability
  • Better indoor air quality
  • And more

Choose United Air Temp for HVAC Services in the DMV

The home comfort experts at United Air Temp have the knowledge and expertise to keep your HVAC systems in peak condition. When you need a trustworthy team, we’re well-equipped to do the job efficiently.

To make things even easier, UAT offers comprehensive HVAC maintenance plans. When you sign up for our Full Service Agreement, we’ll inspect and clean your entire HVAC system to ensure it operates efficiently. You’ll also receive exclusive benefits like:

  • Priority service
  • No charge for service calls
  • No extra charge for 24-hour service
  • And more

Call (202) 796-7990 or contact us online to schedule AC maintenance or sign up for United Air Temp’s Full Service Agreement.

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