Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temperatures right around the corner, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at its best, it can cut a big amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could significantly increase your expenses and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Cool Air Solutions specialist perform air conditioning service at least yearly is key to keeping your system operating at its best for the long haul. He or she can make sure the unit is running properly and can identify potential issues before they happen, saving you even more money. Your expert 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 scheduling your professional air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and periodically throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at peak performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if it was covered during winter. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might harm your system and leave you needing major repairs or even replacement. Clean the area around your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they may obstruct airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any part of it. Throughout the year: While your filters can be cleaned or swapped out during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them every month and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has it’s own needs when talking about air filter replacement, relying on things like owning house pets or doing home construction through the year. Having your ducts cleaned routinely will also ensure your air conditioner is able to operate efficiently and will help you maintain a cozy home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to be sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer offers. Give the pros at Cool Air Solutions a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.