End-of-Season Air Conditioner Service Checklist

Though summer is most certainly not gone just yet, we are starting to see a lessening in abominable days and high heat. That means fairly soon you’ll be giving your home AC a well-deserved rest!

But before you do, there are a few things you should be sure to get done. The specialists at McAllister…The Service Company have drawn up a quick and easy post-season maintenance checklist, so be sure to check it out and give it a go to preserve your home HVAC and comfort!

Don’t let the wear and tear of summer stay with your HVAC unit all through winter! Contact McAllister online now to schedule your air conditioning maintenance services in Avalon, NJ & the surrounding areas.

Air Conditioning Maintenance Services in Avalon & Surrounding Areas

There are certainly some things that will need to be done by a professional air conditioner company in Somers Point, NJ or the surrounding areas, but we’ll get to that shortly. For now, there are plenty of things you can take care of all on your own, including:

  • Air filter replacement. The long summer season can absolutely obliterate even a high-quality air filter. Dust, dander, mold, pollen, and even more can get lodged in there, necessitating a replacement. Replacing the filter will preserve efficiency, and it will also ensure your furnace starts off on the right foot once the cold starts to settle in.
  • Clean up the outdoor unit. Carefully clean the fins on your outdoor unit by using a soft brush and/or your garden hose. Avoid bending the fins, which can reduce efficiency and air flow. And if you dobend some fins or there are some bent from a mishap this summer, then be sure to straighten them. Usually a butter knife or coarse metal brush can do the trick.
  • Check your home vents and air return. To optimize heating air flow and ensure you don’t get too much buildup, be sure to clean your vents and air returns. It would be wise to go as far as removing the vent covers and cleaning those as well, since a lot of mess can hide on the back ends of them.

All of these things are vital to keeping your HVAC unit in great shape while it’s not being used. If you don’t have the time or are not sure if you want to take on these things, you can always reach out to an air conditioning company for Somers Point or the surrounding areas like McAllister!

Scheduling Professional HVAC Maintenance Service

While the above tasks are certainly important, they do not replace the tune-ups, professional calibration, and cleaning of a scheduled service! You might have also been ignoring the clanking or inefficient cooling your AC was doing over the summer to try and push through the season—we’ve all done it. But that might mean your air conditioner needs to be replaced. Fall maintenance will confirm the need for a replacement and then you’ll have all winter to find the best unit for your home. Post-season air conditioner maintenance service in Avalon, NJ is ideal for both your furnace system and your air conditioner (one and the same if you happen to have a heat pump system) to simultaneously give your AC a good send-off and prep your furnace for the coming cold.

By getting proper service, you preserve efficiency, reduce the risks of a breakdown mid-season, and ensure your air conditioner doesn’t have any lurking issues that will suddenly rear their heads come spring!

Maintenance Service & the McAllister Comfort Plan

Looking for a way to get all of the reliable service your system needs, some added perks, and discounts on further service? Contact McAllister today to learn about becoming a member of our Comfort Plus or Comfort Plan. These agreements are tailored to offering you the absolute best our specialists have to offer, and they’ll go a long way in ensuring you stay comfortable all year long.

Contact the best air conditioner company in Somers Point, NJ to schedule your AC maintenance or find out more about our Comfort Plan!