Spring air conditioner maintenance

At Climco, we know from experience that it’s risky to wait until the hot summer weather has arrived to turn on your air conditioner for the first time. If there’s a problem with your system, waiting for repairs means you may be stuck without air conditioning when you need it most. Follow these tips to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer.

Deep clean

Cleaning your system is crucial to ensuring it continues working properly. This is true whether you use it regularly or it’s been off for a few months. Don’t neglect the filter. It’s an important part of your air conditioner. If it’s disposable, replace it with a new one. If your unit uses a washable filter, clean it properly and allow it to air dry thoroughly before putting it back in place.

Make sure that the outdoor unit isn’t buried under leaves and other detritus and that you’ve removed the tarp that protected it from snow over the winter. Learn how to clean your exterior air conditioning unit by consulting our tips page.

It’s also important to have your air conditioner professionally cleaned every two years. This service, offered by Climco, extends the life of your unit, verifies that your warranty is still active and, if necessary, includes repairs or replacement of defective parts.

Turning it on for the first time

Before turning on your air conditioning system, turn off your air exchanger, if you have one. This will prevent humid air from entering your home. Then, make sure that your circuit breaker is on, as winter power failures may have disabled it. To make sure it’s working properly, simply switch the circuit breaker to the off position and then back on.

Finally, change the batteries in the remote control, if you unit uses one. Test your system on a day when the outdoor temperature hovers between 15 and 20 °C. Allow it to run for 24 hours to make sure it’s working efficiently.

For air conditioner cleaning, repair or installation, contact the experts at Climco.