Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps nearby, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at peak efficiency, it can save a large amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could significantly raise your costs and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your A2Z Air Inc professional do air conditioning service at least each year is critical to keeping your system working efficiently for a while. He or she can be sure the unit is working as it should be and can identify possible concerns prior to them happening, 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 setting up your professional air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and occasionally throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at top performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if it was covered during colder months. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may harm your system and end with the need for large repairs or even replacement. Clean the area around 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 part of it. During the year: While your filters could be cleaned or changed during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them monthly and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has it’s own needs when dealing with air filter replacement, varying on factors like owning house pets or having home construction through the year. Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will also make sure your air conditioner is able to run efficiently and will help you keep a comfy 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 A2Z Air Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.