Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temperatures nearby, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at its best, it can cut a large amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could significantly heighten your costs and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning specialist do air conditioning service at least yearly is critical to keeping your system working efficiently for the long haul. He or she can ensure the unit is working as it should be and can identify looming concerns before they happen, saving you even more money. Your professional 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 setting up your professional air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and intermittently throughout the year to ensure your air conditioner is at its best. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during winter. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could damage your system and leave you needing large repairs or even replacement. Clean the area surrounding your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they could interfere with airflow through your AC. Also ensure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch obstructing any piece of it. Through the year: While your filters could be cleaned or replaced during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them monthly and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has unique needs when dealing with air filter replacement, varying on factors like owning house pets or performing home construction during the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also make sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you have a cozy home. By sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer offers. Give the team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]] or set up an appointment online.