Prepare Your AC for Summer

 

With warmer weather right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is running at top efficiency, it can save a big amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could drastically heighten your expenses and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Smyth Air Conditioning Inc expert perform air conditioning service at least each year is key to keeping your system working efficiently for the long haul. He or she can ensure the unit is running correctly and can identify looming issues prior to 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 arranging your professional air conditioning service, there are things you can do now and occasionally 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.
  • Clear the area around 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.

During the year:

  • While your filters could be cleaned or replaced during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them every month and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have it’s own needs when talking about air filter replacement, varying on factors like owning house pets or having 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 maintain 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 brings your way. Give the experts at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc a call at [[phonenumber]].

 
Back To Blog