Life in Gastonia, North Carolina, wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t have an air conditioning system. You’d sweat in discomfort, suffer in despair and likely do anything for a blast of cool air. To ensure your AC system is ready to help you beat the heat this summer, it’s important to prep it. Here are three essential tasks to help you do that:

Change the Air Filter

The filter in your air conditioning system helps prevent dirt from accumulating in your ductwork and circulating in your home. When dirt accumulates in your ducts, it causes your AC system to work harder to adequately cool your home and deteriorates indoor air quality. This results in higher utility costs and numerous health effects. To maximize efficiency and prevent poor indoor air quality in your home this summer, change your AC system’s filter every 30 to 90 days.

Clean Debris From Around the Unit

Most homeowners have likely spent some time cleaning their yards this spring. But if you haven’t, now’s the time to get outside and enjoy some of the spring sunshine. To ensure nothing stops your air conditioner’s outdoor unit from functioning properly, make sure there’s at least 3 feet of clear space around it. For added protection, consider building a fence around your outdoor AC unit. With the right design, it can even make your yard look cooler.

Schedule AC Maintenance

Changing an air conditioner’s filter is an easy maintenance task that every homeowner in Gastonia, North Carolina, can complete. But to avoid personal injury or property damage, it’s best to leave all other tasks to the professionals. When you schedule professional AC maintenance, a service technician will ensure your system will hum all summer.

Investing in a maintenance plan is a great way to ensure your air conditioner is always taken care of by a professional. Contact Roland Black Heating & Cooling at (704) 865-1375 to learn more about our maintenance plans.

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