The long, hot summers of Plano, TX take a toll on air conditioning equipment. Don’t be a victim of a midsummer breakdown. Take steps now to give your air conditioning the best chance at working well all summer and for years to come.

Change the Air Conditioning Filter

One of the best things you can do for your AC is to change the HVAC filter. A clogged air filter blocks airflow. This forces the system to work harder to cool your home. You will be less satisfied with the comfort level, and you’ll pay more to the electric company for the loss in energy efficiency. Your AC may also wear out faster due to the increased workload.

Check the Condensation Line

Condensation from the coils needs a way to escape. The line can become clogged with dust, insulation or other debris. If this happens, the water backs up into the overflow pan. Some systems include an automatic shut-off to prevent water damage to your home. If so, the condensation line and drain pan will need to be cleared before your AC will turn back on. If your unit doesn’t have a shut-off switch, check the condensation line periodically to be sure it is clear, or any overflow situation could damage drywall or flooring.

Arrange an Air Conditioning Tune-up

Getting through a summer in the Dallas metroplex without a functional AC is almost unthinkable. Protect your system by investing in an annual air conditioning tune-up. This is an affordable way to spot worn parts before they fail, improve energy efficiency and boost performance. A well-maintained system should enjoy a longer operating life with lower electric bills.

To learn more about taking care of your air conditioner, check out the maintenance page for Metro Air Conditioning Heating & Services or call us at (214) 948-8888.

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