Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer weather right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at its best, it can cut a large amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could drastically raise your expenses and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning professional do air conditioning service at least annually is key to keeping your system working well for the long haul. He or she can be sure the unit is working as it should be and can identify possible issues in advance of them happening, 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 setting up your skilled air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and occasionally throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at top performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during colder months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could harm your system and leave you needing big repairs or even replacement. Clean the area surrounding your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing too close to your AC unit because they might obstruct airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any aspect of it. Throughout the year: While your filters may be cleaned or swapped out during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them every month and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have it’s own needs when dealing with air filter replacement, varying on things like owning house pets or having home construction through the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also ensure your air conditioner is able to operate efficiently and will help you have a comfortable home. By adhering these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer brings your way. Give the pros at American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.