Caring For Your Air Conditioner As Summer Approaches | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 4/18/16 2:33 PM

AC Inspection

There isn't a better time than early spring to get your air conditioner ready for the hot summer months. With your system lying dormant for the winter, you need to take special care to avoid running into issues when you need your air conditioner most!

Clear Any Obstructions

The easiest place to start is outside your home. Check the exterior unit and clear away anything that could get in the way of proper airflow. This includes grass, hedges, or even trees. It's also common to find grass, leaves, or trash by the condenser that should also be removed. In addition, clear off the grills and spray the coils off with a hose.

Clean or Replace Filters

Back inside your home, you'll find the filter for your air conditioner. The filter should be checked monthly for excess debris and replaced every three months. A dirty filter doesn't properly clean the air, allowing dust and other particles to circulate back through your home. It also reduces airflow, and ultimately makes your system less efficient.

Check the Drain Line

Another easy step to take is to check is the drain line. All air conditioners have excess moisture that needs to drain out of the system. To do this, there is a there is a pipe or hose attached to your interior unit that moves the water away from the coils and into a drainage area. If this line is blocked, the water can back up into the air conditioning system and can be expensive to repair. If this line is blocked, be sure to call a professional technician for repair ASAP.

Get Your Air Conditioner Tuned-up By a Professional

Ultimately, keeping your home cool and comfortable in any weather shouldn’t require a lot of worry or expense. And as the weather starts to warm up, there’s no better time to schedule an A/C tune-up. We wanted to remind you to schedule your annual service to help ensure that your cooling system is operating at peak performance.

Regular maintenance can save you money on your utility bills and may even extend the life of your furnace and air conditioner.


  • Energy efficiency
  • Ensure safety
  • Reduce repairs and increase the longevity of your system
  • Maintain manufacturer’s warranty

Don’t risk an A/C emergency in the middle of summer! Call us today at 888.902.4880 to schedule your annual maintenance tune-up.

Click here to learn more!

Topics: HVAC