Beat the Heat: Essential Summer AC Maintenance for Connecticut Homes

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Beat the Heat: Essential Summer AC Maintenance for Connecticut Homes

Keeping Cool in Connecticut Summers

As the sun gets higher in the sky and temperatures soar in Connecticut, a reliable air conditioning (AC) system becomes essential for keeping your home comfortable. But before the summer heat wave hits, it’s crucial to give your AC some TLC with essential maintenance.

Why Regular AC Maintenance Matters

Just like your car needs regular oil changes and tune-ups, your AC system also benefits from professional maintenance. Here’s why:

  • Improved Efficiency: A well-maintained AC unit operates at peak efficiency, translating to lower energy bills and cooler summers.
  • Reduced Risk of Breakdowns: Regular maintenance helps identify potential problems before they escalate into costly breakdowns during a heatwave.
  • Extended Lifespan: With proper care, your AC system will last longer, saving you money on premature replacements.

What Does a Professional AC Tune-Up Entail?

A professional AC maintenance service typically includes:

  • Filter Replacement: Dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce system efficiency. Your technician will replace the filter with a clean one.
  • Coil Cleaning: Dust and debris build-up on the evaporator and condenser coils reduces their ability to transfer heat. The technician will thoroughly clean them for optimal performance.
  • System Inspection: A comprehensive inspection will identify any potential issues like refrigerant leaks, loose electrical connections, or worn-out parts.

Maintaining Peak Performance Between Tune-Ups

Here are some things you can do to ensure your AC runs smoothly throughout the summer:

  • Change Filters Monthly: Replace your AC filter monthly, especially during peak usage times.
  • Keep Vents Clear: Ensure furniture and objects don’t block vents, allowing for proper air circulation.
  • Set the Right Temperature: Don’t overwork your AC. Aim for a comfortable setting, ideally between 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit.

Don’t wait until the hottest day of the year to discover your AC isn’t working properly!