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End of Summer Maintenance: Do I Need It?

It’s always important to regularly have your air conditioner inspected. It can save you money on your energy bill and keep your home at a more comfortable temperature. As the seasons change from hot to cool weather, it’s especially important to make sure your AC is ready for the changing weather. 

At Southern Air, we know all the ins and outs of air conditioning maintenance. Here are some reasons you should have your AC examined at the end of summer and what you can expect during the examination.


Why Should I Have My AC Unit Checked At the End of Summer?


Your air conditioning unit was likely working overtime during those hot summer days. Now that the weather is getting a bit cooler, it’s important to make sure your AC is still working properly. 

Furthermore, if you find out that you’ll need extensive repairs requiring you to shut off your unit, the cooler weather will make the process much more comfortable. 


Can I Do Any Maintenance Myself Before Calling a Professional?


Although checking everything on your AC can be tricky and even dangerous, there are a few things you can check before calling an HVAC professional. 

First, check your air conditioning filter. It’s a good idea to change your AC filter at the beginning of each new season, but it’s even more important as fall rolls around. With your air conditioner running overtime during the summer, those filters more than likely picked up a lot of extra dust and dirt. Changing your AC filter also makes your air cleaner and can reduce your energy bill, since your air conditioner won’t have to work harder with a dirty filter. 

You can also do a quick inspection of the outside of the air conditioning unit yourself. If you notice any visible debris around or on the air conditioner, feel free to clean around the unit so no debris is caught inside. 

Be sure to take note of any strange noises, puddles around the unit or hot air coming out of the unit. These are all things you’ll want to tell an HVAC expert so they can properly diagnose any issues the unit may have. 

Maintenance checks can be tricky and potentially dangerous, so you’ll want to leave the rest up to a professional.


What Will The HVAC Technician Check on My Air Conditioner?


When you schedule your AC tune-up, your HVAC technician is going to check all the important components of your unit. Here are a few things you can expect them to check on.

Evaporator Coil 

The evaporator coil is a crucial part of any air conditioner. The coil is what keeps your home from getting humid on hot days. If you live in Louisiana, you know it’s probably been getting worked plenty hard. During your maintenance check, the HVAC technician will give the coil a thorough clean so it’s ready to get back to work when spring comes around.

Electrical Connections

With severe thunderstorms during the summer, you probably lost power more than once. These outages can cause short circuits in the air conditioner. They can also make the thermostat go bad. The HVAC technician will thoroughly examine all the wiring and electrical connections to make sure everything is in order. 


Cleaning the outside of the AC unit can be pretty straightforward, but cleaning the inside can be much trickier. While the technician has the air conditioner open, they’ll take the time to remove any debris that may be sitting in the bottom of the unit. They’ll also wipe down the blades and other parts.


Contact Us

It’s never a bad time to schedule an AC tune-up. If you want to make sure your air conditioning unit is in good hands, then contact Southern Air today. We offer a variety of air conditioning services to make sure your AC is in perfect shape. From AC installation to heating maintenance and repair, you can trust us with all your heating and cooling needs. 

If you are in Central Louisiana or the surrounding areas, contact Southern Air today! 

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