Get Your Rental Property's AC System Ready for Summer
Summertime renters often mention a property’s AC system in their online reviews. Having a cool place to relax after a hot day in Jacksonville or St. Augustine is a comfort that renters see as crucial to a successful vacation experience.
This means that making sure your rental property’s AC system is ready can help you quickly accumulate positive reviews online. Here are a few ways you can prepare your rental properties for the influx of vacation renters this summer.
Changing the air filters is the easiest way to help you keep warm air from accumulating inside your rental property. When air filters are dirty, they restrict airflow.
Clean AC Coils and Empty Condensate Drain
Mix detergent and warm water together in a spray bottle and use the solution to clean your AC’s evaporator coils. If there are signs of corrosion, call a professional to ensure there aren’t any other issues with your AC. Empty the condensate drain or pan as well.
Clear Debris Near the Outside Unit
Overgrown branches and critter nests tend to accumulate in the area around and inside your property’s outdoor unit. Clear away all debris so that your AC will function efficiently.
Consider Replacing a Unit Older Than 15+ Years Old
Air conditioner units that are over 15 years old could start seeing more frequent, serious repair needs. If you suspect your AC unit might fall into this category, hire a certified HVAC technician to inspect the unit and see if it’s worth it to continue repairing it, or if it would be less expensive over time to replace it.
Check Insulation and Sealing
Cool air can seep through cracks and holes in your windows and doors, causing high energy bills and a lower return on investment. Check the insulation in your attic, but also caulk your windows and doors so that you can prevent any warm air from escaping.
Ductwork can house pests, excess dust, and mold. To remove these irritants for your tenants, hire a professional to clean your rental property’s ductwork before the summer renting season begins.
Request a Free Estimate for Rental Property AC Repair & Maintenance
For HVAC services in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, contact David Gray. Our NATE-certified technicians will make sure that your rental property’s air conditioning system is ready to impress your tenants. We offer free estimates for repairs and maintenance services as well.