As the weather begins to heat up, it’s the perfect time to ensure your air conditioner (AC) is in tip-top shape. Regular AC maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your system but also improves efficiency and comfort.¬†

Here’s a guide to help you keep your AC running smoothly this season.

Clean or Replace Filter

Dirty or clogged filters block normal airflow and significantly reduce a system’s efficiency. By simply cleaning or replacing the filter, you can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

Inspect the Wiring and Components 

Start by turning off the power to your unit. Check for any overheating signs, such as melted insulation on wires or burned-looking wires. If you’re uncomfortable with this, call Capital Plumbing & Heating, your trusted HVAC company in Edmonton.

Check the Thermostat

Ensure your thermostat is working correctly and keeping your home at the right temperature. If you have an older, mechanical type thermostat, you might want to consider upgrading to a programmable model.

Clean the Coils

The AC’s evaporator and condenser coils collect dirt over time. This dirt reduces airflow and insulates the coil, hindering its ability to absorb heat. Check your evaporator coil every year and clean it as necessary.

Check the Coil Fins

The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils can easily bend and block airflow. You can buy a tool called a “fin comb” to comb these fins back into nearly original condition.

Clean Around the Unit

Over time, leaves, dirt, and grass clippings can build up outside the air conditioner unit, reducing system capacity and airflow. You can clean the area around the unit to increase its efficiency and longevity.

Take Advantage of Capital’s Promos

We understand that AC maintenance can sometimes uncover bigger issues that require professional help. If you find yourself in need of a new air conditioner or furnace installation, Capital Plumbing & Heating has an exciting offer for you.

For a limited time, with the installation of a new air conditioner or furnace, we’re giving away a free air cleaner or WiFi thermostat. This means, not only do you get a high-quality, energy-efficient new unit, but you also get an added bonus to enhance your home’s comfort.

The WiFi thermostat allows you to manage your home’s temperature remotely, ensuring optimal comfort and efficiency. The air cleaner helps improve your home’s air quality by removing pollutants and allergens.

At Capital Plumbing & Heating, we’re dedicated to ensuring your home’s HVAC system provides maximum comfort and efficiency. Contact us for your AC maintenance, and if you need a new installation, remember our fantastic offer.¬†

We are your reliable, local plumber and HVAC service provider in Edmonton, always ready to help. Don’t miss out on our exciting promo – call us today!