4 Services You Shouldn't Forget to Include in Your AC Maintenance Appointment

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If you're like most people, you've been stuck in your home all spring. But, summer will be here in a few weeks. With much of the country starting to open back up, it's time to prepare your AC system. You likely haven't used your air conditioner since last summer. That means it's going to need some maintenance. This is especially true if you want to be ready as soon as the hot weather arrives. Here are four services you should ask for when scheduling air conditioning maintenance this year. 

1. Take Care of the Ducts and Filters

Much of the country has been locked down due to coronavirus warnings. If you've been using your heater during the cold weather, you should start the summer season out with clean ducts and filters. When your HVAC system is running, the air is circulated through your home. Some of that air contains droplets from your coughs and sneezes. That bacteria flows through your HVAC system and is deposited in your ducts and filters. Prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria by getting your ducts cleaned before you use your air conditioner this summer. It's also a good idea to have your filter replaced at the same time. 

2. Check All the Electrical Connections

Your air conditioner puts quite a strain on your electrical system. If you don't have the right operating capacity, then you could run into problems this summer. This is also true if your electrical system is faltering. Wiring issues can lead to electrical shorts and fires. The risk is greater once you start using your AC nonstop. Reduce the risk to you and your home by having your HVAC technician inspect all the electrical components before you're faced with an emergency. 

3. Test the Air Quality in Your Home

If you're like most people, you're concerned about the outside air quality. After all, that's where all the pollution is located. But, the air outside isn't the only thing you need to worry about. You also need to worry about the air quality inside your home. You could be living with mold spores, radon gas, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The best way to identify those invisible threats is to have your air quality tested. Your HVAC technician can take care of that task for you during your maintenance appointment. 

4. Repair or Replace Damaged Parts

You never know when certain AC components are going to wear out. Unfortunately, they usually go out during the hottest part of the summer. The heat puts added pressure on your air conditioner, which increases the likelihood of breakdowns. While you're having your AC tuned up, ask your HVAC technician to check for signs of damage. Early repairs can help you avoid downtime during the summer. 

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