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Is Your AC Ready for Summer? The Essential Pre-Season Checklist

All American Heating & Air AC PrepDon’t blink now; summer is on its way to North Carolina. If your air conditioner isn’t ready for the high humidity and temperatures we’re known for down south, you could be in for a long, sizzling summer.

All American Heating and Air, your local air conditioning experts, can eliminate the guesswork with an AC prep. A pre-season checklist is the first step in ensuring that your air conditioning unit is ready for North Carolina’s seemingly endless hot, humid, and muggy days.

Why schedule a pre-season checklist now?

The comfort experts at All American Heating and Air recommend that you complete your AC prep during spring. Switching from heating to cooling necessitates a series of tests, adjustments, and balances (TAB) to ensure that your system is running smoothly and to guard against unexpected failures.

Spring and summer bring greater demand for handling increased humidity and higher temperatures, so completing an AC prep now could help identify and address any issues that may have occurred over the winter.

An AC prep aims to ensure that your HVAC unit is operating at peak efficiency before warmer weather arrives. Scheduling now can help reduce a summer rush service call, improve indoor air quality (IAQ), and provide longer-lasting performance.

Who to call for an AC prep?

When fine-tuning your AC, All American Heating and Air technicians provide comprehensive services. With years of experience, our experts are the resource for early problem detection, increased energy efficiency, unit longevity, and improved air quality.

What’s on a pre-season checklist?

There are several checks and balances completed to ensure summer-readiness, including some of the following:

Evaporator and Condenser Coils:

These two air conditioner components play a crucial role in keeping the air in your home cool. The evaporator coil is a network of tubes that absorbs heat from the indoor air. The condenser coil, also a network of tubes, releases the heat absorbed by the evaporator coil.

Inspecting and cleaning the coils removes any accumulated dirt, dust, or debris that could cause obstructions. Our technicians are also trained to check for refrigerant leaks and airflow problems that can reduce your air conditioner’s cooling efficiency.

AC Refrigerant

The workhorse that runs your air conditioner in the background is called a refrigerant. It absorbs the heat to produce cool air, but if it isn’t working well, you might get warm air and pay more for electricity. Qualified specialists can identify and resolve low freon or leaks in the system quickly.


The AC capacitor is essential for your air conditioner’s electrical components, which include the blower, condenser fan, and compressor. It assists the compressor or fan motor in turning it on. However, if the capacitor fails to function correctly, the AC motor will be unable to begin rotating.

Our experienced team can resolve issues such as a non-functioning blower motor, a humming AC blower, an inoperable AC condensing unit, a blown fuse, or tripped circuit breaker.


Your air conditioner’s thermostat is its team leader. They regulate temperature and airflow to keep your home cool and comfortable. So, before you turn on the air conditioning for the season, have your thermostat checked by the experts.

If you notice issues with your thermostat, including a blank or black screen and temperature settings that won’t adjust or turn on, it might be time to upgrade to a more efficient programmable thermostat.

Today’s programmable thermostats with state-of-the-art features bring a next-generation model of efficiency for home comfort and convenience.

All American Heating & Air

ALL AMERICAN HEATING AND AIR has all the pre-season AC services you need, so contact us today at 919-782-6242 for this all-important assessment.