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3 Ways to Get Your AC Ready for Summer in Brighton, MI

Don’t let the summer heat catch you off guard. Prepare your air conditioner now with these expert tips from Dominion Service Company, your trusted HVAC partner in Brighton, MI.

3 Steps to Take to Prepare Your AC for Summer

As the temperatures creep up, it’s time to ensure your home stays cool and comfortable. Follow these three steps to prep your AC. 

A person removes a dirty air filter from an HVAC unit

1. Clean or Replace Filters

Cleaning or replacing your air conditioner filters is a big step in maintaining your home’s air quality and your AC’s performance.

Here’s a quick guide on changing your filters:

  1. Locate your air filter. It’s usually found in the return air vent or behind the front panel of the indoor unit.
  2. Turn off your AC unit and unplug it from the power source.
  3. Carefully remove the old filter from its slot. It needs to be replaced if it’s dirty, clogged, or damaged.
  4. If the filter is reusable, clean it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the filter is disposable, replace it with a new one of the same size and type.
  5. Reinstall the filter with the arrows pointing toward the airflow.
  6. Close the front panel or access door.
  7. Plug your AC unit back into the power source and turn it on.
  8. Make sure that air is flowing through the vents.

Don’t want to change your filters? Our professional HVAC technicians are happy to clean and replace your filters for you and perform other helpful maintenance tasks.

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2. Clean the Condenser Coils

Next, give your outdoor unit some TLC by cleaning the condenser coils. Over time, dirt and debris can build up, preventing heat transfer and reducing your AC’s efficiency.

To clean your AC’s condenser coils:

  1. Turn off the power to your AC unit.
  2. Locate the condenser coils on the outside unit. They are usually located on the side or back of the unit.
  3. To remove dirt and debris from the coils, use a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment.
  4. Spray the coils with a mild detergent and water solution.
  5. Rinse the coils thoroughly with water.
  6. Allow the coils to dry completely before turning the power back on to your AC unit.

3. Schedule Routine Maintenance

Now that you’ve changed the filters and cleaned your condenser coils, let the pros at Dominion Service Company handle the rest. Our licensed HVAC technicians perform a thorough, multipoint inspection and cleaning of your AC system, including your thermostat, blower, motor, evaporator coils, refrigeration lines, refrigerant levels, and compressor.

Our AC Maintenance Services

Hiring a pro to tune-up your air conditioner is a smart way to keep your investment in great condition. Professional AC maintenance extends the life of your AC, lowers your energy costs, protects your warranty coverage, and guarantees that the job is done right the first time and every time. Trust us to keep your AC running reliably all summer long.

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Why Choose Dominion Service Company?

When it comes to your HVAC needs in Brighton, MI, choose Dominion Service Company for excellent service and peace of mind. As a Lennox authorized dealer, we uphold the highest standards of quality and professionalism. With upfront pricing and a satisfaction guarantee, you can trust us to deliver the best in HVAC services every time.

Contact Dominion Service Company in Brighton to schedule your maintenance appointment today!

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