The sunshine state is experiencing warmer temperatures each summer, which means that a working AC is more crucial now than ever before. 

Performing a routine AC check up is one of the best ways to ensure that your AC is prepared to operate smoothly all summer long.

When you detect problems with your AC, don’t hesitate to call. We offer quick AC repair services to Southwest Florida residents.

In the meantime, read on for our AC check up list and give your AC a DIY inspection today.

1. Replace Your Air Filter

One step you can take on your own to take care of your AC is to replace your air filter on a regular basis. In the warmer months, when you’re running your AC every day, that air filter needs to be replaced between once a month and every three months. This will keep your indoor air quality high and prevent your AC from working overtime.

2. Listen For Strange Sounds

Most houses have their own creaks and clangs, but your AC shouldn’t be contributing to those sounds. When you turn on your AC, listen for whirring, clanging, and ringing sounds. If you notice anything, it could be a sign that components of your AC are broken or out of place. 

3. Pay Attention to Strange Smells

Your AC also should not produce any odors. If turning your AC on produces musty or damp smells, you may need AC cleaning. If your AC releases chemical or burning smells, you need immediate AC repair.

4. Monitor Temperature Control

When you turn on your AC and set the thermostat, it shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes to cool down your home. Pay attention to signs that your AC is struggling with temperature control. These signs include not being able to reach the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat, cooling rooms unevenly, or producing warm air instead of cold.

5. Check Your AC Lifespan

Nowadays, AC units can last anywhere between 10 and 30 years. That’s a pretty significant difference and one of the biggest things that will impact your AC lifespan is the manufacturer. Take a look at your unit to find out the make and model and research how long that particular unit is designed to last.

Remember, the best way to ensure that your AC unit lasts as long as it should is to practice AC routine maintenance. Many AC problems can be fixed but only if they’re addressed in a timely manner.

Did Your AC Check Up Reveal Problems? Call Us Today

Performing an AC check up is the first step. Now, the question is, did your AC check up reveal any concerns or problems? If so, we are here to help.

Romeo Air Conditioning offers fast, affordable AC repair services in Naples, Fort Meyers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and Estero. If you’re ready to set up an appointment for AC repair or have follow-up questions regarding your AC check up, contact us today. If you have an emergency on your hands, please call the office at 239-237-1518.