Spring is here, and that means summer is just around the corner. While you’re still probably relying on your furnace for your Chester County home comfort needs, or even opening up the windows for some fresh spring air, it’s not too early to start thinking about your air conditioner. In fact, spring is the best season to spend a little time focusing on air conditioner maintenance. Here are five things you must do before you turn on your system to avoid an unhappy surprise on the first hot summer day.
Visually inspect the system for any signs of wear and tear. Worn wires, excessively dirty components, and any other problems that just don’t look right mean you should call for an inspection before turning on the system.
Before turning on your air conditioner, visit the outdoor unit to check for debris and brush that may have grown up around it. Remove any of this to ensure optimal airflow through the system when it’s running. You can even wash off the outdoor unit’s cover if it has dust and debris on it, as this will promote proper air flow.
If you haven’t changed the air filter in a while, now’s the time to do it. A clean air filter will promote better indoor air quality, so your family can breathe freely throughout the summer. If you’re not sure which air filter will give your system the best results, contact the team at Signature for advice.
Preventive maintenance is essential to promoting efficiency and comfort all summer long. Spring is a great time to schedule your air conditioning tune-up, because the technicians at Signature haven’t hit the beginning-of-summer rush. At your tune-up appointment, an HVAC technician will check all of the components and electrical connections, clean the system inside and out, and check for signs of a serious problem. This gives you peace of mind that the system is ready to function as it was designed to when you turn it on for the first time.
The last thing you want is to turn on the air conditioning system on first hot day of the year, only to find that it won’t run. To avoid this, consider turning it on for a test run before you actually need it. Bump your thermostat low and turn on the air conditioner to test it out. This will allow you to call for repair if needed before you actually need the system.
For homeowners in Chester County, PA, Signature is here to provide a comprehensive list of air conditioning services, but you can help make our job easier with a little pre-summer TLC. By taking care of the things on this list, you will be certain that your air conditioner is ready to perform at peak efficiency throughout the summer.
"I highly recommend Signature for HVAC service. The entires experience with Signature has been exceptional. The process was very customer focused starting from Scott McHale's engagement to organize the project to replace our old A/C, to an professional job John & Matt had done in installation, and Bob Seeger'r post installation service to troubleshoot the air flow damper, great job."-Hosum Li
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"Bob Seeger was our technician this time around. His level of professionalism was exceptional - it really stood out! Overall we are very happy that we switched to Signature several years ago!"-Mark Kenney
"The Signature techs who come out to our house are always top-notch professionals. Very courteous, careful, and thorough. They always provide great explanations of the work that they are doing. I never feel like I am being pressured into unnecessary work or equipment replacement (like I used to feel with Service Experts). Today, Wade was the tech who came out. He was here exactly on time at 8am, and was done within an hour. Great work and another great service experience from Signature! Update 9/27/2016 - Today Bob Seeger came out to service our system in preparation for the winter. I was extremely impressed by his professionalism and courtesy. Before he started, we sat down and he clearly explained what he would be doing as part of the maintenance, and we agreed upon the need to replace the filter on the main unit, and also to perform humidifier maintenance as part of the work. After the work was complete he made recommendations for overall system enhancements that we should consider. Signature really has top-notch people working for them, and I continue to be extremely happy that we switched over to them several years ago."-Mark Kenney
"Bob Seeger was our person to service our furnace and water heater. He showed me a problem with our water heater that could have been a major problem. He was very honest, great and so efficient! He fixed the problem. I am kind of hoping he will be the one to work with in the spring."-Debbie Kaba
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"Bob was quite knowledgeable of the type of geothermal system that I have in my house. Before completing the annual maintenance/tune-up that I had requested, he asked relevant questions about my geothermal system (e.g., date of installation, last service, temperature preference, electric usage, etc.). After inspecting and servicing my system, Bob explain service that my system needed now and recommendations that would benefit my system. He explained the options in a non-pressured approach, as well as, the benefit in joining Signature HVAC's service plan which was helpful. Throughout the service visit, Bob was courteous, friendly and respectful. My wife and I were very satisfied and we plan to continue to use Signature HVAC in the future."-John Schmitt
"Bob did an excellent job. He showed up on time, was courteous, and respectful. I recommend using Bob S from Signature Heating and Air-conditioning."-Dennis Carlson
"Great service as always. Always prompt and knowledgeable."-Adam Lusk
"Bob was very professional and informative on the heating & air condition job at my house. He is a very nice and caring person! Thank you!"-Colleen Esgro
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"Daniel Cross (Signature) completed a thorough and quick fall service on my heating systems. What I liked best about Danny is that he spoke to me as a knowledgeable customer rather than treating me like a clueless homeowner. So refreshing to be treated with respect by an HVAC provider! He had an opportunity to "upsell" me on a service, but was honest and told me that it wasn't valuable in my situation. I would certainly trust him to service my equipment again, and would definitely recommend him to a friend."-Susan Wentz
"Thanks again for walking me through the process and pointing out what was going on in my system. Mold be gone! Professional and friendly service. Thanks for your help."-Mia Bosna
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"We have a by-annual cleaning/tune-up contract with Signature for care and maintenance of our heater/air conditioning units. We have found this company to be excellent in their service and their very knowledgeable , friendly technicians. We highly recommend ."-Ric DeAngelis
"We are very pleased with Signature and their very knowledgeable Technicians. We will be continuing our By-Annual service/tune-up with them...."-Ric DeAngelis
"I have used Signature for about 10 years now. They provide excellent service. Bob Seeger was my most recent technician and he was on time, polite, informative, and technically proficient. I highly recommend signature for your HVAC needs. I have geothermal, and they are excellent at this technology."-Charlie Phillips
"Mike B came out for the biannual check of the upstairs system--we had replaced the downstairs system in June---we are very satisfied. Mike was thorough, very professional, answered all my (sometimes inane) questions and kept the house clean. Good job Mike and thanks."-sylvan hurewitz