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How To Get Your Air Conditioning Unit Ready For The First Tune-Up of the Season

As May turns into June, Pittsburgh has finally hit 90 degrees outside, making it clear that snowy winter days are behind us. If you haven’t done so already, there’s no time like right now to take some steps to get your house and AC unit as ready as can be for a tune-up from the professionals. After all, the early bird gets the worm, or in this case, a seamless and quicker tune-up!

Following the steps below will help prepare you, your home, and the AC unit for a visit from us.

Start With The Outside

Make sure to clear away any branches, dirt, or other debris from around or on top of the air conditioning unit. Also, keep in mind that grass should be cleared about​ twelve to eighteen inches​ around the unit to function correctly.

It's important to keep air flowing freely around and above the air conditioning unit. Any reduction to that airflow will reduce the efficiency of the unit and can cause it to overheat causing costly repairs." - Owner, Jennifer Wahl

Take Action Inside, Too

We've already covered the importance of​ better air quality​ in the home (and ways you can invest in said quality), but what you may not know is the role air quality plays in transitioning from heat to cooling. It's vital to have your air filter replaced before even thinking about turning your AC system on, as well as​ cleaning out your air ducts​ and vents. You never know what has accumulated in those spaces all winter long!

Be sure to open all registers and check that they aren't blocked. Airflow is crucial for the entire system and blocked or closed registers will starve the system of air reducing comfort and reducing the lifespan of the components and the equipment itself.” - Owner, David Wahl

So, Now What?

The sooner you prepare your house for an AC tune-up, the better shape you're in for:

  • Taking care of the air quality & flow in your home
  • Not having to wait too long for a professional AC tune-up
  • You'll be able to catch any problems and handle them sooner
  • Reduced risk of breakdowns
  • More cost-effective in the long run


Wahl Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers​ air condition services​ across the board, from tune-ups to repairs and installations. We’ll help you to save up to 30% on utility costs and help you to avoid costly and inconvenient breakdowns. For more information about how we can help you during this time,​ visit us online​ or call us at (412) 265-2662