End of Season AC Maintenance 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!

Need to schedule your post summer or pre-winter maintenance service? Contact McAllister online now to set a date!

Post-Season AC Maintenance

There are certainly some things that will need to be done by a professional AC maintenance specialist, 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 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 do bend 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.

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! Post-season professional service 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 to 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 compound any lurking issues that will suddenly rear their heads come spring 2018!

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 will go a long way in ensuring you stay comfortable all year long.