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 working at its best, it can trim a large amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could dramatically raise your bills and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Farnell Mechanical, Inc. expert perform air conditioning service at least annually is critical to keeping your system working efficiently for a long time. He or she can be sure the unit is running correctly and can identify potential problems 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 arranging your skilled air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and occasionally throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at peak performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during winter. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could damage your system and leave you needing major repairs or even replacement. Pick up the area around your AC. Make sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing too close to your AC unit because they could interfere with airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of it. Throughout the year: While your filters can 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 it comes to air filter replacement, varying on things like owning house pets or performing home construction during the year. Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will also ensure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you have a comfy home. By adhering 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 pros at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at [[phonenumber]] or set up an appointment online.