How to Prepare Your AC for a Maryland Summer

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Baltimore County generally experiences hot and humid weather during the summer months, with average high temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to low 90s Fahrenheit and average low temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. As the temperatures in Maryland start to rise, it’s time to start thinking about getting your air conditioner ready for summer. Properly preparing your air conditioner can help keep your home comfortable and energy efficient throughout the hot summer months.

Here are a few tips to help you get your air conditioner ready for a hot Maryland summer:

Clean or Replace Air Filters

Air filters are one of the most important parts of your air conditioner. They help keep dust, pollen, and other airborne particles from entering your home. Over time, air filters can become clogged and need to be replaced or cleaned. It’s important to check your air filters every month and to replace or clean them as needed (typically every three months or less).

Check Your Thermostat

Your thermostat is responsible for controlling the temperature in your home. If your thermostat isn’t working properly, your air conditioner won’t be able to keep your home cool. Check your thermostat regularly to make sure it’s working properly and adjust the temperature settings as needed.

Check Your Ductwork

If your ductwork is clogged or leaking, it can significantly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner. Make sure to check your ductwork for any signs of damage or leaks and have them repaired or replaced as needed.

Check the Refrigerant Levels

Your air conditioner needs the right amount of refrigerant in order to function properly. If your refrigerant levels are too low, your air conditioner won’t be able to keep your home cool. Make sure to check your refrigerant levels and have them adjusted as needed.

Schedule an AC Tune-Up

The best way to make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer is to schedule an AC tune-up with a professional HVAC technician. An AC tune-up includes a thorough inspection of your air conditioner, as well as any necessary repairs or maintenance.

At Albright's Mechanical Services, we provide comprehensive AC tune-ups to help keep your air conditioner running smoothly throughout the summer. Our experienced technicians will inspect your air conditioner, check for any potential problems, and make sure it’s ready.

Don’t wait until the summer heat arrives—schedule an AC tune-up with Albright's Mechanical Services today and get your air conditioner ready for summer.