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Preparing Your AC for Seasonal Changes: Tips for Winter & Summer Maintenance, Vital Air Conditioning Services

Winterising Your AC

As winter approaches and temperatures plummet, it’s crucial to safeguard your air conditioning system from the harsh elements. Winterizing your AC not only prevents damage but also prepares it for seamless operation when warmer weather returns.


Clean and Clear

Start by removing any debris, leaves, or foliage that may have accumulated around your outdoor unit. Trim back vegetation to ensure adequate airflow and prevent obstructions.

Cover Up

Consider investing in a weatherproof cover to shield your outdoor unit from snow, ice, and debris during the winter months. Ensure that the cover allows for proper ventilation to prevent moisture buildup and mould growth.

Insulate and Seal

Insulate exposed pipes and outdoor components to prevent freezing and corrosion. Seal gaps and cracks around doors, windows, and ductwork to minimise heat loss and improve energy efficiency.

Schedule Maintenance

Before the onset of winter, schedule a comprehensive maintenance service with a trusted air conditioning service provider like Vital Air Conditioning Services. Professional technicians can inspect your system, address any issues, and ensure that it’s ready to withstand the rigours of winter.
Preparing Your AC for Seasonal Changes: Tips for Winter & Summer Maintenance, Vital Air Conditioning Services

Summer Maintenance

As the mercury rises and summer heat sets in, your air conditioning system works overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable. To maintain peak performance and efficiency during the sweltering summer months, follow these essential maintenance tips:


Change the Filter

Start by replacing your air filter regularly, ideally every one to three months, to ensure optimal airflow and filtration efficiency. Clogged filters restrict airflow, strain the system, and compromise indoor air quality.

Clean the Coils

Schedule professional coil cleaning at least once a year to remove dirt, dust, and debris that accumulate on the evaporator and condenser coils. Clean coils facilitate heat exchange and improve energy efficiency.

Check Refrigerant Levels

Insufficient refrigerant levels can impair cooling performance and increase energy consumption. Schedule a refrigerant check and recharge if necessary to maintain optimal system pressure and efficiency.

Inspect Ductwork

Inspect ductwork for leaks, cracks, or damage that may compromise airflow and efficiency. Seal ducts with mastic or foil tape to prevent air leaks and ensure consistent cooling throughout your home.

Monitor Thermostat Settings

Adjust thermostat settings to match your cooling needs and schedule. Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for precise temperature control and energy savings.

Trim Indoor Vents

Ensure that indoor vents are unobstructed by furniture, drapes, or other obstacles that may impede airflow and hinder cooling efficiency.

Preparing your AC for seasonal changes is essential to ensuring optimal performance, efficiency, and longevity. Whether winterizing your system to protect it from the elements or performing summer maintenance to keep your cool during the hottest months, proactive care is key to preserving your investment and enjoying uninterrupted comfort year-round.

At Vital Air Conditioning Services, we specialise in air conditioning service, installation, and maintenance, offering expert solutions tailored to your needs. Trust in our expertise and commitment to excellence to keep your air conditioning system running smoothly through every season. Prepare your AC for the challenges ahead and embrace year-round comfort with Vital Air Conditioning Services by your side.

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