Prepare Your AC for Summer Posted March 1, 2017 Make your life simpler—get ahead by preparing your air conditioner now before hot temperatures appear. You can save on your energy bill this summer if your air conditioner is working at its top efficiency! If you are using your system when it needs service, you could see a extreme hike in costs and damaging wear and tear on your system. Keep your system working efficiently with at least one air conditioning service call from your Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning pro each year. This is vital to keep your unit working for the future. Our technician can confirm that your unit is working correctly and watch for trouble areas to head off any potential problems before they happen. This saves you from larger, more expensive repairs.Just some of the perks a professional air conditioning service will provide you:Cooling cycle evaluationReplacement or cleaning air filters Lubrication of the moving parts and tightening of electrical componentsCleaning the condensate drain, blower components and condenser coilWhat You Can Do to PrepareIn addition to arranging your professional air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and during the year to ensure your AC is functioning at peak performance. Now:Clear the spot around your unit. Make sure there aren’t grass or weeds growing too close to your air conditioner, which can hamper airflow. Get rid of piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of the AC unit. If your outdoor unit was covered during the winter months, make sure to uncover it. You can ruin your system if you turn on your air conditioning with a cover, coil blanket or lid. That damage could end in serious repairs or total replacement.Throughout the year:Your Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning service professional will clean or replace your filters as needed during your yearly service visit. Don’t forget to inspect your filters each month and replace them when necessary! Different homes have different air filter replacement needs. If you own a pet or are undergoing home renovations, you ought to change them more often.Make sure your air conditioning is working at its most efficient by having your ducts cleaned regularly. It keeps your space healthy too! If you follow these easy steps, your AC will be ready for whatever the heat can throw at it. To schedule your annual service, call the Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning team at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.