Congratulations on remembering to schedule your AC maintenance for the year! It makes a huge difference to the effectiveness and efficiency of your air conditioner, as well as dramatically reducing the likelihood that you’ll need AC repairs this summer. Now that you’ve scheduled it, what can you do to prepare for air conditioner maintenance? Here are some tips to make things go as smoothly as possible.
Take note of where your technician will park and make sure they have a clear path to the outdoor unit. Then take a look at the outdoor unit itself. Is it crowded by shrubbery or the branches of nearby trees? Is there debris around and against it, such as last fall’s dead leaves? Clearing space around the outdoor unit by trimming back plants and tidying up debris will make it easier for your technician to access the unit. And it has the added bonus of ensuring that there’s good ventilation around the condenser coils, so it will be easier for them to release heat from the refrigerant, and your air conditioner will work better.
Clear the way from your door to the indoor unit, so your technician won’t be tripping over toys or navigating narrow spaces with a toolbox. Make sure there’s an open area near the indoor unit, moving furniture if necessary, to give the technician some elbow room. This will help them to work more easily and speedily, and avoid having to move things around during the appointment.
It can be very helpful for your technician to have access to any records of previous service that was performed on your air conditioner, including installation, maintenance, and any repairs. This will help them to know what to keep an eye out for during AC maintenance in Fairfield, CT. It will also help them to make the best possible recommendations to you with regard to things like how long you might expect your air conditioner to continue working before you need a replacement, or whether any needed repairs are a worthwhile investment.
The final step in preparation should happen right before you expect your technician to arrive. Make sure to secure any pets in a separate part of the house. Even well-behaved pets can make things take longer, and sometimes the friendliest (and most curious) pets are the most likely to cause trouble just by getting in the way to meet the new person or check out what they’re doing. And we’d hate to cause any pain or hardship by stepping on a paw or giving an indoor pet the opportunity to escape while we’re going back and forth.
After that, you can relax and know that you’ve done everything you can to make the appointment go well, and that your technician will do everything they can to make sure your summer goes well, with a cool and comfortable home. If you have any specific questions about your upcoming appointment, we’d love to hear from you.