Prepare Your AC for Summer Posted March 1, 2017 Make your life easier—begin preparing your air conditioner now before warmer temperatures arrive. 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 dramatic hike in costs and damaging wear and tear on your air conditioner. Keep your system working efficiently with at least one air conditioning service visit from your Farnell Mechanical, Inc. expert each year. This is important to keep your unit working for the future. Your technician can ensure that your unit is working correctly and keep an eye out for trouble areas to head off any possible problems before they happen. This saves you from larger, more costly repairs.Just some of the perks a professional air conditioning service will offer you:Cooling cycle appraisalReplacement or cleaning air filters Lubrication of any moving parts and tightening of electrical componentsCleaning the condensate drain, blower components and condenser coilWhat You Can Do to PrepareIn addition to setting up your professional air conditioning service, there are actions you can do now and throughout the year to ensure your AC is running at peak performance. Now:Clear the area around your unit. Make sure there aren’t plants growing too close to your AC, which can obstruct airflow. Remove piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of the AC unit. If your exterior unit was covered during the cold season, don’t forget to uncover it. You can harm your system if you turn on your air conditioning with a cover, coil blanket or lid. That damage could result in big repairs or total replacement.Throughout the year:Your Farnell Mechanical, Inc. service professional will clean or replace your filters as needed during the annual service visit. Don’t forget to inspect your filters monthly and replace them when necessary! Different homes have different air filter replacement requirements. If you own a pet or are undergoing home renovations, you may need to change them on a more regular basis.Make sure your air conditioning is running at its most efficient by having your ducts cleaned regularly. It keeps your home healthy too! If you follow these simple steps, your AC will be ready for whatever the heat can throw at it. To schedule your annual service, call the Farnell Mechanical, Inc. team at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.