It is certainly getting to that hot time of year here in Spring, TX.  The time of year that not only does it get hot and humid, but everyone also starts their spring cleaning and purging of their homes.  Out with the old and in with the fresh and new, which also includes air.  We are here to talk about the best way to do just that with your air conditioning. First off, it is always the best and smart way to hire a professional come and maintenance your system.  Not only for you and your family’s health, but also they have the equipment and knowledge to make sure your system is up to par.  This will help and ensure that there will be no surprise or emergency costs down the road. There are a few things that you can do yourself that are needed to ensure your system is ready for the seasons the rest of the year.  First one is to make sure to replace your filters.   Changing out the filters once a month or every three months, depending on your system, will help ensure that it is working properly and giving the best air quality. The next step you can do, and even with the family, is some light yard work, focusing around your air conditioning unit itself.  By removing all the fallen leaves, twigs, and even pollen from around both unit and heat pumps will keep it open and prevent overheating or even clogging.  If you mow your own lawn or have professional mowers come, make sure that lawn clippings are kept around or get into the systems to also prevent the overheating and clogging. Indoors, you can simply take a vacuum and vacuum around your vents.  Removing all the dust and debris that can get caught on the vents can help keep the air flow strong and steady and prevent your air conditioner from over working and possibly heating up as well as keep your energy bill lower. Next is where a professional comes in handy.  Schedule your pre-season tune up.  The sooner the better as if you get closer to summer time, appointments can be harder to obtain due to those that are wishing to get their systems repaired, which is a much more time consuming job than a simple tune up. Maintaining your annual tune up has a few positives.  Your professional HVAC specialist will not only check for any leaks or holes throughout your AC unit, but will give it a nice, good cleaning.  For maximum efficiency, it is important that a thorough cleaning job is done as well as lubrication. Another reason to have the annual tune up is your AC system’s warranty.  Most warranties require you have to have professionally maintenance done regularly in order for it to stay valid.  Very similar to if you ever bought a nice, expensive piece of jewelry with their warranty.  If ever you look down and nice a stone missing or the chain breaks on  your necklace, your warranty will replace it, but only if you have kept on your bi-annual check-up and cleanings.  If it is not done, it could become voided. So not only will maintaining and caring for your AC unit keep you and your family comfortable throughout the hot Texas summer, but it will also help ensure that you do not end up spending more money than needed in both energy bills as well as potential repair bills. Make sure that your schedule your appointment today with us! > Company 13940 Bammel North Houston Rd #111 Houston, TX 77066