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A Summer Maintenance Guide for Your Cooling and Plumbing Systems

Summer maintenance.

With hotter weather around the corner here in the Midwest, the experts at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling have compiled the ultimate home maintenance guide for your plumbing and cooling equipment in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.

In this guide, our expert plumbers and HVAC techs offer recommendations for caring for your plumbing and air conditioning system this summer.

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Air Conditioner

As summer approaches, preparing your air conditioner for the changing seasons and increased usage is crucial. Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly repairs and inefficiencies, something you definitely want to avoid as temperatures rise.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), regular maintenance of your air conditioning system typically translates into lower energy bills and improved comfort.

Schedule Professional HVAC and Plumbing Maintenance

Scheduling a professional HVAC and plumbing service company to inspect and tune up your systems before the peak cooling and water usage seasonis required by most equipment manufacturers. Scheduling a licensed technician for seasonal maintenance ensures your maintenance is performed to the specifications of the warranty provided.

The professionals at Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling possess the expertise and training necessary to conduct thorough inspections, identify potential issues, and perform necessary repairs or adjustments with precision for homeowners in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.

Seasonal air conditioning maintenance performed by Summers includes the following:

  • Clean Your Ductwork: Professional duct cleaning removes accumulated dust, debris, and allergens from your ductwork, preventing them from circulating throughout your home.
  • Inspect Refrigerant Lines: Our trained technicians can repair leaks or damage in the refrigerant lines.
  • Inspect Electrical Connections: During an HVAC tune-up, we check for loose or faulty electrical connections that could lead to system malfunctions, reduced performance, or even pose a safety hazard.
  • Check Evaporator Coil: Have a Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling technician perform an inspection of your air conditioning evaporator coil to eliminate any airflow issues.
  • Clean Inside the Outdoor Unit: Over time, dirt, dust, and other contaminants can accumulate and block airflow, hindering performance. A professional cleaning of the coils and fins can help keep your AC running smoothly.

Summer Maintenance Checklist For Your Plumbing

During the warmer months of the Midwest, it’s essential not to overlook another critical aspect of your home: the plumbing system.

Summertime places unique demands on your plumbing, starting with increased water usage for potential outdoor activities and lawn care. To ensure everything flows smoothly, having a comprehensive maintenance check of plumbing systems can ensure your pipes are ready for summer usage.

Seasonal plumbing maintenance should include the following:

  • Test Sump Pump: Your hired plumber will ensure the pump activates and properly drains water away from your home’s foundation. A functioning sump pump is crucial for preventing basement flooding during heavy rains.
  • Check Water Pressure: Low water pressure could indicate issues with your plumbing system, such as clogged pipes or a malfunctioning pressure regulator. On the other hand, excessively high water pressure can strain pipes and fixtures, leading to leaks or bursts. A plumbing technician from Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will ensure it is within the appropriate range.
  • Inspect Water Heater: The anode rod, valves, and thermostat of a water heater should be inspected regularly and parts replaced as needed. A comprehensive inspection of a water heater by a licensed plumber ensures it is functioning as needed when it comes time to shower away the sweat of the day.
  • Flush Water Heater: Flushing the tank annually removes any accumulated sediment, ensuring optimal performance, helps prevent corrosion, and extends its life span. Our Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling technician will get this done for you quickly and efficiently.

Invest in a Maintenance Agreement

Stay on top of your air conditioning and plumbing maintenance schedule by enrolling in our maintenance agreement. Our highly skilled technicians will conduct a thorough 23-point inspection of the equipment within your home.

This comprehensive examination involves testing, cleaning, and scrutinizing essential parts and components to ensure optimal functionality and to detect any signs of unusual wear and tear.

Call Now or Book Your Summer Maintenance Online

Summers technicians will meticulously examine, clean, and calibrate every component to operate at peak efficiency. Our team’s proficiency allows us to detect subtle signs of wear or malfunction that untrained individuals might overlook, ultimately mitigating the risk of unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs down the line.

One call and both your HVAC and plumbing systems can be inspected and tuned up for optimal performance, and you can cross summer maintenance off your to-do list.

Call 574-203-9147 or schedule your maintenance with ease using our online booking request form. Our licensed HVAC and plumbing technicians are standing by to serve residents of Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.


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