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5 Tips To Prepare Your AC for Summer

Posted On: March 18, 2022
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Winter in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area can sometimes feel like it will never end. But summer is on its way, and the last thing you want to discover on that first broiling hot day is that your air conditioning is malfunctioning!

The best time to prepare your AC for summer is before the cooling season arrives, so it will be ready to keep you cool all summer long.

1. Clean Your HVAC Unit

Your AC unit is outside and subject to the elements. Clear the dirt, debris, weeds, and grass that have accumulated around the base and within 2 feet of the unit. Keeping this area clean will reduce wear and tear on the system and improve your indoor air quality.

2. Check The Fan Blades & Motor

After tidying up, check for anything that might need attention, such as signs of damage to the fan blades.

Even if the fan doesn’t have visible damage, listen for a humming noise and look to ensure the blades are turning when your unit is turned on. If the blades don’t start or turn slowly, you need AC repair.

3. Change the Air Filter

Changing your HVAC system’s air filter is also important year-round. Filters trap dust particles and allergens to give you better air quality in your home. When they get dirty, old, and clogged, airflow is restricted, overworking your system and wasting electricity — and money.

Graphic showing air particle filter flow

We recommend changing your air filter every 30 days for peak performance and air quality.

4. Test Your System

Don’t wait to turn your AC on for the first hot day. Test your air conditioner in spring so you’ll have time to repair or replace any malfunctioning components to ensure your home remains comfortable this summer.

5. Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Once you’ve checked off the first four items on the checklist, it’s time to call Genz-Ryan for professional air conditioning maintenance. We maintain and repair all brands of HVAC systems, and our annual AC tune-ups will:

  • Catch any issues that need repair
  • Extend the life span of your cooling system
  • Keep your AC running smoothly
  • Save you money in the long run
  • Maintain compliance with your warranty

During AC maintenance appointments, Genz-Ryan’s technicians focus on tasks that Minneapolis-St. Paul homeowners aren’t necessarily equipped to do themselves, such as:

  • Cleaning dust and debris from internal components
  • Refilling refrigerant as needed
  • Ensuring key components are lubricated and working properly
  • Looking for issues that should be repaired before they become worse
  • And more!

Our team recommends an air conditioning tune-up at least once a year before summer begins. To make HVAC maintenance even easier, you can become a Service Plan Partner for service discounts, priority service, and more.

Choose Genz-Ryan to Protect Your Home’s Comfort This Summer

Genz-Ryan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical’s licensed and insured HVAC technicians will safeguard your summer plans by keeping your Twin Cities home cool and comfortable.

Our family-owned and -operated business cares about your family. We show this by not only providing top-quality service and uncompromising customer satisfaction but also by supporting Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area charities to give back to the community we love.

Don’t hesitate to call Genz-Ryan at 612-223-6158 or contact us online to schedule AC maintenance today!

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