How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer Building Maintenance Management March 30, 2015

It is spring, and that means many of us are starting our spring cleaning list. As a company that offers building maintenance in St Paul and the surrounding areas, this is one of our busiest times of year because of all of the spring and summer clean-up and prep work we do for our clients. So here are a few tips from the experts here at Building Maintenance Management on how to tackle one of the easiest tasks on your to-do list: preparing your air conditioner for use this summer.

The first thing you will want to do for this building maintenance task is to check the air conditioner’s filter. This filter needs to be changed about once a month because dust and other airborne toxins stick to it and clog it up. A clogged filter makes your air conditioner run harder, and that can drive up the cost of your cooling bills, not to mention shorten the life span of your air conditioner. You can help increase the life span of your air conditioner, as well as make it run more efficiently, if you change the filters on a regular basis.

The next thing you will want to do for this building maintenance task is to go to the outdoor unit if you have easy access to it. You want to make sure its main power source is unplugged or turned off. After that, take the time to remove leaves, twigs and other debris that has made its way into the unit over the winter months. You should also clear out any leaves or other debris that have gathered underneath the unit.

Finally, the last part of this building maintenance chore is to check your building’s thermostat. Make sure the air conditioner unit turns on when you set the temperature to a lower setting. Make sure cool air is blowing out of the vents. And if you notice warm air or no air at all is blowing out of the vents, call in the professionals for help troubleshooting and fixing the problem. Taking care of this now means your building’s tenants will not have to be without air conditioning during the dog days of summer.

And if you need any help with your building maintenance projects, give us a call to get on our schedule!

Do you need building maintenance services in St Paul or the surrounding areas? Call Building Maintenance Management at 763-541-4886 or you can Contact Us.