Prepare Your AC for Summer

 

With warmer weather close by, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency, it can save a significant amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could dramatically heighten your expenses and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Smyth Air Conditioning Inc professional perform air conditioning service at least each year is critical to keeping your system working efficiently for a while. He or she can ensure the unit is running correctly and can identify looming issues 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 arranging your expert air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and periodically throughout the year to ensure your air conditioner is at its best.

Now:

  • Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during cooler months. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might hurt your system and end with the need for large repairs or even replacement.
  • Clean the area surrounding your AC. Ensure 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 covering any aspect of it.

Throughout the year:

  • While your filters could be cleaned or swapped out during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them every month and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have it’s own needs when talking about air filter replacement, depending on factors like owning house pets or having home construction throughout the year.

Having your ducts cleaned routinely will also be sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you keep a cozy home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to be sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer brings your way. Give the team at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc a call at [[phonenumber]].

 
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