Prepare Your AC for Summer Posted March 1, 2017 Make your life easier—get ahead by preparing your air conditioner now before warmer temperatures arrive. You can save on your utility bill this summer if your air conditioner is working at its top efficiency! If you are using your system when it needs service, you could see a extreme jump in costs and damaging wear and tear on your machine. Keep your system working efficiently with at least one air conditioning service call from your Cool Air Solutions professional each year. This is critical to keep your unit working for the future. Our technician can ensure that your unit is working correctly and watch for trouble areas to head off any potential problems before they happen. This saves you from larger, more costly repairs.Just some of the advantages a professional air conditioning service will present you:Cooling cycle assessmentReplacement or cleaning air filters Lubrication of all moving parts and tightening of electrical componentsCleaning the condensate drain, blower components and condenser coilWhat You Can Do to PrepareIn addition to scheduling your professional air conditioning service, there are actions you can do now and all year to ensure your AC is running at peak performance. Now:Clear the area around your unit. Make sure there aren’t shrubs growing too close to your AC, which can hamper airflow. Take away piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of the AC unit. If your outdoor unit was covered during the winter months, be sure to uncover it. You can damage your system if you operate your air conditioning with a cover, coil blanket or lid. That damage could result in major repairs or total replacement.Throughout the year:Your Cool Air Solutions service professional will clean or replace your filters as needed during the annual service visit. Don’t forget to inspect your filters on a monthly basis and replace them when needed! Different homes have different air filter replacement requirements. If you own a pet or are undergoing home renovations, you may need to change them more often.Make sure your air conditioning is running at its most efficient by having your ducts cleaned frequently. It keeps your space healthy too! If you follow these easy steps, your AC will be ready for whatever this summer can throw at it. To schedule your annual service, call the Cool Air Solutions team at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.