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How to Clean and Maintain Your AC System This Spring

AC System Maintenance

Spring is a popular season for cleaning your home of any clutter that has collected during winter. With the weather warming up in Hope Mills, North Carolina, now’s the perfect opportunity to clean and maintain your air conditioner, too. Include these tasks in your cleaning and maintenance routine to ensure your AC system runs efficiently this cooling season:

Schedule Your Annual Tuneup

You should schedule an air conditioner tuneup once a year. Spring is the preferred time so you can get your system in shape before you turn it on for regular use this summer. Regular maintenance helps you catch developing issues early. It also improves your AC system’s efficiency and extends its lifespan. Our preventive maintenance plans help you stay on top of these tuneups.

Clean the Air Registers

Include your air registers in your spring cleaning routine to keep excess dust and dirt from circulating through your air conditioner. Turn off the AC system and pull your registers out. Vacuum each vent with your vacuum’s brush attachment or wipe it down with a microfiber cloth to remove dust and debris.

Change the Air Filter

You should change the filter in your air conditioner at least every one to three months. Once a month, take a peek at the filter and make sure it doesn’t look dingy. If you have children, pets or a lot of dust in the house, change the filter more frequently. Stock up in spring so you’re ready for all your filter changes through the cooling season.

Clear Around the Outdoor Unit

Head outside and ensure the area around your exterior unit is clear. You should keep tall grass, shrubbery and other plants back at least 12 inches on all sides. Clear away leaves, branches, and other debris that may have gathered against the unit during the fall and winter months to allow for better airflow.

If you need help getting your AC system ready for the cooling season ahead, give Bass Air Conditioning Company a call. We’ll get your system in great shape!

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