Getting your air conditioner ready for summer now means that you can count on its cool comfort during the season that you need it most. Below, you’ll find a few simple maintenance tips that you can do now to get your air conditioning system ready for the demands the summer will place on it.

1. Check the filters

If your filters are dirty, your air conditioner needs to work harder to deliver cold air to your home. Check your filters and see if they need to be cleaned or replaced. The frequency that you’ll need to do this is best determined by a professional who is familiar with your area but aim for at least two times a year.

2. Clear debris

Fallen leaves, sticks and other debris often make their way around the outside unit of your air conditioning system. These can restrict the air flow and make your air conditioner work harder. With the unit turned off, carefully sweep these items away from it. If weeds or vines have grown up through the unit, cut them away and discard.

3. Test your air conditioner

Be sure to test your air conditioning system well before you need to use it. The last thing you want to do is have a non-working unit on an unbearably hot day. If your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be cooling your home properly, or if it is making unusual noises, now is the time to contact a professional to have it looked at.

4. Call the professionals

Platinum AC provides routine maintenance on existing units to ensure that your comfort is maintained all summer long. In addition, we offer a variety of new air conditioning systems such as ducted heating and cooling, split systems and multi-split systems. Contact us today to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment.