Air Conditioning System

4 Key Tips to Prepare Your Air Conditioning System for Warm Weather in the Northwest

As the cold grip of winter loosens and the vibrant hues of spring start to decorate the Northwest, including, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello Idaho and Tri Cities Washington, it’s clear that warmer days are right around the corner. With this seasonal shift, making sure your air conditioning (AC) system is ready to handle the upcoming warmth becomes a top priority. A well-prepared AC not only ensures a cool and comfortable home but also enhances the system’s efficiency and longevity. Here at Right Now Heating & Cooling, we’re all about helping the Boise community enjoy a seamless transition into the hot days ahead. Let’s dive into four crucial steps to get your AC warm-weather ready.

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioning System for Success this Season

 1.Seasonal Cleaning is a Must
As the seasons change, your AC unit has likely gathered dust, debris, and possibly even foliage, especially if it’s an outdoor unit. A clean unit functions more efficiently and is less likely to experience breakdowns. Here’s how to clean your system thoroughly:

Outdoor Unit: Gently remove debris from around the unit. Trim any shrubbery or plants to ensure at least two feet of clearance around it. Using a garden hose, softly spray the exterior to remove dust and dirt, being careful not to damage the delicate fins.

Indoor Unit: Replace your air filters to ensure clean air flow, crucial for both air quality and system efficiency. Vacuum indoor vents and keep them unblocked by furniture or drapes.

Pro Tip: While cleaning, monitor for any signs of wear or damage. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it might be time to call in the professionals from Right Now Heating & Cooling, the guys in the pink trucks, for an expert assessment.

2. Professional HVAC Inspection is Key
An annual inspection by a certified HVAC technician from Right Now Heating & Cooling can catch minor issues before they escalate into major problems. A professional will check refrigerant levels, ensure electrical connections are tight, inspect condensate drain lines, and more. This comprehensive check-up guarantees your system operates at peak efficiency, ultimately saving you money on energy bills and avoiding unexpected breakdowns.

 3. Consider a Smart Thermostat Upgrade
Upgrading to a smart thermostat is a wise move for homeowners looking to enhance their comfort while maximizing energy efficiency. Smart thermostats learn your schedule and preferences, auto-adjusting the temperature for optimal comfort and energy savings. In addition, the convenience of remote adjustments allows you to control your home’s climate from anywhere. Our team at Right Now Heating & Cooling can recommend the best options and handle the upgrade seamlessly.

 4. Seal Leaks and Improve Insulation
Leaks in windows and doors or poor insulation can significantly impact your AC’s efficiency. Seal any drafts with weatherstripping or caulk and consider improving attic insulation. These steps not only prepare your AC for the warmer months but also contribute to a more sustainable, energy-efficient home year-round.

Embrace the Warmth with Confidence
Preparing your air conditioning system for Boise’s warm weather is all about proactive steps: cleaning, professional servicing, smart upgrades, and bolstering home insulation. At Right Now Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to helping you achieve a comfortable, efficient home environment. With our guarantees of Peace of Mind, No Surprises, and 100% Comfort, you can trust us to get your AC system in tip-top shape for the coming warmth.


Q: How often should I replace my AC’s air filters?
A: It’s recommended to replace your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and air quality. Regular replacements ensure better air flow and system efficiency.

Q: Can a smart thermostat really save money on energy bills?
A: Absolutely! Smart thermostats optimize your home’s heating and cooling, reducing energy consumption and lowering bills.

Q: What are the signs that my AC system needs professional servicing?
A: Keep an eye out for unusual noises, poor cooling performance, unexpected shutdowns, or spikes in your energy bills. These signs indicate it’s time to call Right Now Heating & Cooling.

Q: How can Right Now Heating & Cooling help me prepare my AC for warmer weather?
A: Our team of certified technicians can provide comprehensive inspections, cleaning, maintenance, and smart thermostat upgrades. With our guarantees, you’ll enjoy peace of mind and a comfortably cool home.

Preparing your air conditioning system for the warmer months ahead doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

Stay ahead of the summer heat with Right Now Heating and Air! Keep your cool by scheduling your air conditioning service online today or give us a call at 208-585-5868 or 509-824-1227 Don’t let the heat get the best of you—ensure the coolest summer ever with our expert HVAC services.

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