How To Prepare Your A/C For The Summer Heat

Updated: Aug 23

With summer coming up, the thought of being poolside or on a beach might be getting you through these last few months of spring. While you are daydreaming about a cold beverage beside a body of water, ensure that your home’s A/C is just as ready for summer as you are. Today, we here at Zip Air are going to show you how you can prepare your A/C for the summer heat to help prevent any unexpected outages.


How To Prepare Your A/C For The Summer Heat

Change Your Filters

One of the quickest and easiest things you can do to prepare your A/C for summer is to change your air filter. This is an inexpensive way to help keep your system running smoothly. Air filters should be changed monthly unless your filter manufacturer states differently. Those with pets may need to change their filter more often.


Get An Inspection

Getting an A/C inspection is the best thing you can do for your HVAC system. Our team at Zip Air can come out and inspect your entire system to help identify potential issues and get them repaired before the heat of summer.


Have Your Evaporator Coil Cleaned

The coils on your A/C unit can become dirty over time which can cause many problems. Some of those problems are your coil freezing up, water leaking from your inside unit, compressor damage and much more. Ultimately, having a dirty evaporator coil can cause your system to not cool well or even not cool at all. Call Zip Air today to have your coil checked to see if it needs to be cleaned. If it is dirty, our technicians can clean your coil to help get your air conditioner back to operating at its peak efficiency.


Clean Your Condensate Line

The condensate line for your HVAC system can become clogged over time. Cleaning out your condensate line will help keep it from backing up and causing a water leak.


Clean Up Your Outdoor Unit

Lastly, take a look over your outdoor unit and remove any debris that has accumulated around it. Also trim any grass, bushes, or trees that are too close to the unit taking care not to damage the outdoor unit, the refrigerant lines or any wiring that runs to the outdoor unit. Any object that interferes with the airflow into or out of your outside unit can cause your air conditioner not to function properly.


Let Zip Air Get Your A/C Summer Ready

While we hope these tips help get your air conditioner ready for summer, don't hesitate to have a professional from Zip Air come and inspect your air conditioning system to help ensure that it is ready for Summer. As a leader in A/C and HVAC repairs, Zip Air has been serving the greater Central Texas area for years. With a full team of fully qualified, insured, and licensed professionals, you can rest assured that your HVAC system is in great hands. To get your free, no-obligation estimate, fill out our online estimate form!