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It’s That Time of Year Again! 

The summer of 2024 is almost upon us. The temperatures are rising and every resident of Longmont knows all too well the importance of a reliable HVAC system to keep their homes cool and comfortable during the scorching summer months. You might be familiar with Colorado’s unpredictable weather patterns and how your air conditioning system can get damaged if not routinely maintained after all the seasonal changes. Making sure your air conditioner is in top-notch condition is important if you want to stay ahead of the heat. 

These tips include simple DIY tasks, or in some cases, professional maintenance services, such as those provided by Stone Heating & Air. These tips will help you stay cool and comfortable all season long.

Tip 1: Clean or Replace Air Filters


Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, reducing how efficient your air conditioner is working. It can even increase energy consumption. Before the summer season begins, clean or replace the air filters. In Colorado, where dust and pollen can be overwhelming, it’s especially important to keep the filters clean to maintain good indoor air quality and maximum cooling performance.

Tip 2: Inspect and Clean the Outdoor Unit


Debris, such as leaves, grass clippings, and dirt, can accumulate around the outdoor unit of your air conditioning system.This problem can obstruct airflow and make it difficult for your system to run properly and without issues. Take time to inspect the outdoor unit and remove any debris that has built up around it. Use a hose to gently clean the exterior of the unit, while being careful not to bend the fins.

Tip 3: Check for Refrigerant Leaks


Low refrigerant levels can sometimes indicate a leak in the air conditioning system. This can affect how well your cooling system works and can potentially damage the compressor. First, you should inspect the refrigerant lines for any signs of leakage, such as oily residue or ice buildup. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, contact a professional HVAC technician to repair it, like the ones at Stone Heating & Air

Tip 4: Test Thermostat Accuracy


Ensure that your thermostat is accurately reading the correct temperature and that it is functioning properly. You can do this by comparing the temperature displayed on the thermostat with a separate thermometer placed nearby. If it looks like there are inconsistent readings, recalibrate the thermostat according to the manufacturer’s instructions or replace it if necessary.

Tip 5: Schedule Professional Maintenance

Consider scheduling a professional tune-up for your air conditioner before the summer season begins.Spring is usually a good time to get a routine check-up on your AC unit. A qualified HVAC technician, like those at Stone Heating & Air, can perform a thorough inspection, clean the coils, check electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, and identify any potential issues that need to be addressed. Regular maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your air conditioner and make sure that it runs smoothly throughout the summer months.


If It’s Time to Get Your AC Unit Checked, Schedule An Appointment With Us Today!