Isn’t it amazing how quickly summer is approaching? Now is the time to take steps to ensure that your AC system will keep you and your family cool all summer long in Bath, PA. Here are four AC maintenance tips to help keep your unit running well.

Inspect The Air Filters

Dirty filters cause your air conditioner to work harder than normal. This can lead to higher electric bills and potential AC repair situations. Install new filters before starting your air conditioner for the first time this spring, and be sure to check them monthly.

Check Your Outdoor AC Unit

Your central air conditioning system relies on a well-functioning outdoor compressor unit. Inspect the area around the compressor to make sure all the debris is removed. Cut back nearby trees or shrubs so nothing impairs the ability for the compressor to work properly.

Clear The Condensate Line

An air conditioner’s condensation line is typically located near the outside condenser unit. It will be a white pipe that should be dripping when your AC is on. This pipe needs to stay clear of debris for your AC unit to operate correctly. Use a piece of wire to clean the end of the pipe, if it isn’t dripping. You may also have access to the beginning of the pipe as it exits the air handler.

Schedule an AC Maintenance Tune-Up

There are some areas of your AC unit that require annual maintenance. A professional tune-up will check the:

  • Airflow
  • Indoor coil
  • Outdoor coil
  • Capacitors
  • Compressor
  • Refrigerant level

Consider a professional tune-up like an investment; it saves on your monthly energy use and is a preventive measure to avoiding repairs. We offer help in this area with our specials and preventative maintenance plan.

Our maintenance plans are an affordable way to have your air conditioning system tuned-up. We’d also love to show you how to change a filter and check your condensation line, if you’d like. Give us a call so one of our friendly Sullivan Oil and Propane representatives can help with your AC tune-up needs.

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