AC Maintenance is something that a lot of people are worried about, especially as warmer weather starts appearing on the horizon. There are a number of ways one can help to ensure that his AC unit is cared for and ready for summer. The first step is to make sure there is a phone number of a good AC repairman in your contact list; making the decision on an AC repairman during an emergency situation is never easy. Secondly, make sure the unit has been inspected and maintained during the cooler months in order to avoid emergencies during summer.
With that in mind, the unit is not that hard to deal with. For most people the two major issues are the housing and the filter. The filter should be taken out, cleaned and replaced. If it looks too dirty or there are major holes in it, it should be replaced. The housing can be a little more difficult; there should not be a lot of rust, holes or other damage to the unit. The connecting tubing should be without rips, and any gaskets should be in good repair. Also, any necessary fluids should be replaced as necessary. With a little maintenance, the unit should survive through summer without a major incident.
The idea is to catch problems before they become bigger problems. If they are caught during the off-season, then the repairman can deal with the problems immediately rather than having a number of emergencies to deal with at the same time; this allows for more care during a call and a shorter wait time for you. With a little planning, AC maintenance can be a lot easier to deal with, making sure your unit will survive summer.