Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps right around the corner, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at its best, it can trim a large amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could significantly heighten your bills and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Air Max HVAC Inc specialist perform air conditioning service at least each year is critical to keeping your system operating efficiently for the long haul. 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 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 tasks you can do now and periodically throughout the year to make 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 may hurt your system and require major repairs or even replacement. Clean the area by your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing too close to your AC unit because they could inhibit airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any aspect of it. Throughout the year: While your filters can be cleaned or replaced during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them monthly and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has different needs when it comes to air filter replacement, depending on things like owning house pets or having home construction through the year. Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will also ensure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you keep a comfortable 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 offers. Give the pros at Air Max HVAC Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.