Prepare Your AC for Summer

 

With warmer temps right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at top efficiency, it can trim a significant amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could dramatically raise your expenses and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your North Mechanical Heating and Cooling professional do air conditioning service at least each year is key to keeping your system operating efficiently for a while. He or she can ensure the unit is running correctly and can identify possible concerns 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 professional air conditioning service, there are things 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 you had it covered during colder months. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might hurt your system and require major 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 make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any part of it.

Through the year:

  • While your filters can be cleaned or replaced 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 unique needs when dealing with air filter replacement, depending on factors like owning house pets or having home construction through the year.

Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will also be sure your air conditioner is able to run 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 prepared for whatever summer has in store. Give the pros at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling a call at [[phonenumber]].

 
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