How to Ensure Your AC Works When You Need It Posted by Toth Team Worldwide on April 2, 2020 Air conditioning season is coming up—what do you need to do to prepare? Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report Today’s guest, Eric Kreuger from Koch & White, is an expert in all things air conditioning. Koch & White has serviced all of Washtenaw County since 1934. He joined me to give you some tips on how to make sure your AC unit works when you need it to—the summer will be here before you know it! Check your air filters. Depending on what type of air filter you have, it’ll last anywhere from 30 to 90 days—some even up to six months. Eric recommends checking your filters every 30 days and replacing them as needed. Check your outdoor condenser coils. Make sure that the top of the unit is clear and that there’s no cottonwood, maple tree helicopters, or debris in the coil. If there is, it can be very carefully washed with a hose. Koch & White can provide not only minimal maintenance and cleaning services, but also full-service coverage for the year. “ Get the testing and charging of an outdoor condenser done before you truly need it to save yourself time and discomfort. ” Give your condenser a two-foot clearance. Keep shrubs and weeds from growing too close to it so that the maximal amount of air can flow through it and your unit can operate at full capacity. Start the AC before the season begins. When the weather reaches 60 degrees consistently, turn on the unit to make sure it operates. That way, you don’t have to scramble during the hot seasons to get it to work; get the testing and charging of an outdoor condenser done before you truly need it to save yourself time and discomfort. For more tips and access to Koch & White’s experience and resources, call (734) 663-0204 or visit www.koch-white.com. For your real estate needs, reach out to your real estate experts at the Toth Team Worldwide Network. We’re here to serve.