Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps close by, now is the time to take a look at your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at peak efficiency, it can trim a large amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could dramatically raise your expenses and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Summit Air Conditioning Inc specialist complete air conditioning service at least yearly is key to keeping your system working efficiently for a long time. He or she can make sure the unit is operating properly and can identify possible problems before they happen, saving you even more money. Your professional 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 skilled air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and periodically throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at its best. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during winter. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could damage your system and end with the need for large repairs or even replacement. Clean the area by your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they might inhibit airflow through your AC. Also ensure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch obstructing any aspect of it. Through the year: While your filters could be cleaned or swapped out during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them every month and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has it’s own needs when talking about air filter replacement, varying on things like owning house pets or having home construction during the year. Having your ducts cleaned routinely will also make sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you have a cozy home. By adhering these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be prepared for whatever summer has in store. Give the experts at Summit Air Conditioning Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.