Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temperatures right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at its best, it can trim a large amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could significantly raise your bills and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Cooler Tymes LLC professional do air conditioning service at least annually is crucial to keeping your system working well for a while. He or she can be sure the unit is running correctly and can identify potential issues in advance of them happening, saving you even more money. Your expert 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 expert air conditioning service, there are steps 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 had it covered during cooler months. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could damage your system and require big repairs or even replacement. Clear the area around your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they might inhibit airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any part of it. Through the year: While your filters may be cleaned or replaced during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them each month and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has it’s own needs when talking about air filter replacement, depending on aspects like owning house pets or doing home construction throughout the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also be sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you maintain a comfy home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer brings your way. Give the team at Cooler Tymes LLC a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.