Is Your New Orleans HVAC System Ready for Summer?

May 3, 2021

From June through September, high temperatures in New Orleans, LA typically hover at or above 85℉. Having a well-functioning HVAC system during those months is crucial. If you find yourself needing HVAC maintenance during that period, you might be stuck without air conditioning for days.

This is why you should schedule an air conditioning tune-up in the spring, before the weather in New Orleans becomes sweltering. There are numerous benefits to scheduling preventative maintenance for your HVAC system, and we’ll cover some of them below.

Catch any problems that may have cropped up over the winter

It’s best to schedule HVAC maintenance in both the spring and the fall to make sure your system is ready for the upcoming summer and winter, respectively, and to fix anything that may have malfunctioned during the previous season. Because your HVAC system is responsible for heating and cooling your home, having it checked after the winter concludes (particularly if it got a lot of use) and fixing any problems would be wise.

Cleaning and/or replacing air conditioning filters

Even if there’s nothing wrong with how your HVAC system is functioning, having it checked at the very least means a technician could examine your filters and either clean them or change them out. Having clean filters not only allows your HVAC system to work better and more efficiently, which saves you money, but it’s also healthier for you and your family to be breathing clean air that’s coming through clean filters.

Cleaning the unit itself

When in use, a considerable amount of dust and debris can accumulate inside the HVAC system. Calling a professional to give your air conditioning a tune-up will have them clean both the inside and outside of your unit, keeping it running smoothly and avoiding dust buildup, which could become a potential fire hazard.

Examine the electrical connections

While there are some facets of HVAC maintenance that you can perform yourself, checking the electrical connections of your system isn’t one of them. Calling on a technician who has the requisite expertise to check and test your HVAC system’s electrical connections can be a key step in preventing air conditioning failure down the line.

Clear out condensation drains

A key part of getting an air conditioning tune up is having a technician flush out your unit’s condensate drain channels. It’s crucial that these drain channels work correctly, because their failure would hinder your air conditioner’s ability to remove humidity from the air. And in a climate like New Orleans, which has a muggy season that lasts from the end of April to the end of October, that could be a major headache.

Call for an air conditioning tune-up today

Now that you know the benefits of having preventative maintenance done on your HVAC system in New Orleans, LA, give us a call at JMB A/C & Heating LLC. We’ll make sure your air conditioning is up and running and ready to handle all the heat and humidity that southern Louisiana has to offer.

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