Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps right around the corner, now is the time to take a look at your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at its best, it can trim a large amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could dramatically raise your expenses and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Aireforce Heating & Air Inc professional complete air conditioning service at least each year is crucial to keeping your system operating well for a while. He or she can ensure the unit is working correctly and can identify possible problems before they happen, saving you even more money. Your skilled air conditioning service should include, but is not limited to: Replacement of, or cleaning of, air filters Cleaning of condensate drain, blower components and condenser coil Lubrication of all moving parts and tightening of electrical components Performance of cooling cycle assessment DIY Preparation In addition to setting up your professional air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and intermittently throughout the year to ensure your air conditioner is at peak performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if it was covered during winter. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may harm your system and leave you needing big repairs or even replacement. Clear the area by your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they could inhibit airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any aspect of it. During the year: While your filters may be cleaned or changed during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them monthly and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has it’s own needs when dealing with air filter replacement, relying on factors like owning house pets or having home construction through the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also make sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you keep a comfortable home. By sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer has in store. Give the experts at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.