Prepare Your AC for Summer

Cooling

With warmer weather close by, now is the time to take a look at your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at its best, it can cut a significant amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could dramatically increase your expenses and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Speedy Air Conditioning expert perform air conditioning service at least yearly is crucial to keeping your system operating at its best for a while. He or she can make sure the unit is operating correctly and can identify potential problems 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 scheduling your skilled air conditioning service, there are things you can do now and intermittently throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at peak performance.

Now:

  • Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during colder months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may damage your system and end with the need for large repairs or even replacement.
  • Pick up the area by your AC. Make 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 obstructing any part of it.

Through the year:

  • While your filters can be cleaned or changed during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them every month and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has different needs when dealing with air filter replacement, depending on factors like owning house pets or performing home construction during the year.

Having your ducts cleaned routinely will also ensure your air conditioner is able to operate efficiently and will help you keep a cozy home. By adhering these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer has in store. Give the experts at Speedy Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]] or set up an appointment online.

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