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Common Summer Air Conditioning Maintenance Needs

An HVAC maintenance specialist holding a heating and cooling device to test the cooling levels of a residential air conditioner in Plainfield, IN.

With summer approaching quickly in Plainfield, IN, homeowners are looking for ways to keep their homes cool and comfortable without blowing their budget on energy bills. Get ahead of the game by scheduling an AC maintenance service before the hot weather settles in for the season. Our team at Bassett Services has put together a list of seasonal air conditioning maintenance tips to keep your air conditioner working well all summer.

Clean or Replace Filters

Cleaning or replacing filters is one of the most straightforward air conditioning maintenance tasks, but also one of the most important. You should frequently inspect your air conditioning filter, whether you have disposable or permanent filters, to ensure excess dust doesn’t block your system. This helps to ensure that air can flow freely through the air conditioner and may also improve air quality in your home. At Bassett Services in Plainfield, IN, our AC maintenance services always include a filter replacement.

Clean the Condenser Coils

Inside your air conditioner’s condenser unit are some large coils that cool air before the fan blows it around your home. These coils work most effectively when they are clean. However, as most air conditioner condenser units are located outside, it is common for leaves, grass clippings, trash, dust, and other sources of debris to blow into the unit and prevent it from working properly. Schedule an air conditioning tune-up with our professionals at Bassett Services in Plainfield, IN to take care of this task.

Air conditioner condenser coils that have been professionally cleaned during an AC maintenance service by HVAC experts in Plainfield, IN.

Check the Coolant Lines

The coolant lines running to the condenser in your air conditioning unit should be intact and covered with foam insulation. If the insulation is frayed, torn, or missing, be sure to have your local HVAC experts at Bassett Services replace it so your air conditioner can work efficiently to keep your home cool. Schedule an AC maintenance service with our team in Plainfield, IL to ensure the longevity and efficiency of your air conditioner’s coolant lines.

Test Your AC System

Don’t wait until the sun is beating down to find out your AC system is malfunctioning. Before the weather heats up, test your air conditioner using the cool setting on your thermostat. If during the test you find out that your home isn’t being cooled properly, call our Bassett Services air conditioning maintenance professionals at (317) 676-9873 for a routine AC maintenance visit.

An air conditioning technician in Plainfield, IN who is providing a system test on a residential AC unit during a maintenance visit.

 

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