Tips for Turning AC Back On After Winter

AC Installation in Solon, OH

The temperatures are rising, and it’s time to turn on the central air — but not so fast! If you haven’t used your central air in a while, it’s important to do a few checks before turning it on for the first time this spring. Follow these steps to ensure your AC system is ready for warm weather.

Test Your System

Before turning on the central air for the first time this year, it’s a good idea to have an HVAC professional perform a maintenance service or tune-up to check all the components of your system to make sure they’re working properly. They’ll check the air filters, inspect the condensate drain line for blockages and debris, and ensure all controls are properly set.

Clean the Outdoor Unit

Your air conditioner’s outdoor unit contains a fan that helps to keep your system running efficiently. To ensure that the fan is able to do its job, it needs to be free of debris and dirt. Before you ramp up the central air, make sure that no leaves, twigs, or other debris have collected in or around the unit. Any leaves or dirt that have gathered within the system should be carefully removed by a qualified professional.

Check Your Thermostat Settings

When it’s time to start the central air on the first warm-weather day of the year, the temperature should be set a few degrees below the desired temperature. This will help the system reach your desired setting more quickly and efficiently. Make sure that the thermostat is set to “cool” for the system to turn on.

If you have any concerns about turning on the central air for the first time this spring, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional at KW Lang Mechanical. Serving residents of Solon, OH, and the surrounding areas, we provide top-quality cooling, heating, and indoor air quality services for year-round comfort. We’re here to provide preventative maintenance and repair services to help keep your system running smoothly all summer long. Contact us today to learn more!