Prepare Your AC for Summer

 

With warmer temps nearby, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at top efficiency, it can save a significant amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could dramatically raise your bills and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Ambient Air specialist do air conditioning service at least yearly is crucial to keeping your system working efficiently for a while. He or she can ensure the unit is working properly and can identify potential 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 arranging your expert 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 cooler months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could hurt your system and end with the need for big repairs or even replacement.
  • Clear the area around your AC. Make sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they may inhibit airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any aspect of it.

During the year:

  • While your filters can be cleaned or swapped out during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them monthly and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has it’s own needs when it comes to air filter replacement, varying on aspects 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 run efficiently and will help you maintain a comfy home. By adhering these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to be sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer has in store. Give the experts at Ambient Air a call at [[phonenumber]].

 
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