When the summer winds down and you find yourself turning on your Atlanta air conditioner less and less, the first instinct for most people is to start preparing for winter. But there are very real benefits to performing in-depth maintenance on your air conditioning system now, before the winter comes and the system is left to sit in the cold for many months.
Why the End of Summer is a Good Time for Maintenance
The end of summer is a good time to have your air conditioner serviced because it has just finished running for weeks or possibly months at a time. That means that quite a bit of wear and tear has developed and the system will be forced to sit like that all winter. Possible issues can become even more substantial in the winter months if the system is not prepared for that time.
What You Should Have Done
An end of summer tune up for an air conditioner is less intensive than a spring tune up, but should be done nonetheless to avoid problems in the winter. Such a tune up includes cleaning and changing filters, cleaning the coils of any possible dirt build up, clearing the space around your condenser unit and cleaning its fins and coils, and programming your thermostat to ensure it is working properly. An Atlanta air conditioning technician will also remove the drain pan and clear out the condensate line to avoid freezing in the winter and run a final diagnostic on the machine to ensure it is in good working order.
If you’re only going to have one maintenance tune up performed on your air conditioner, the spring maintenance visit is the most important, but to avoid unwanted repair needs in the spring and to prepare your system for the long winter ahead, consider an end of summer tune up as well. To schedule a tune-up for your heating and air conditioning system, give Cool Air Mechanical a call!