Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps right around the corner, now is the time to take a look at your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at its best, it can trim a large amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could significantly increase your bills and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc specialist perform air conditioning service at least annually is critical to keeping your system running efficiently for a long time. He or she can ensure the unit is operating properly and can identify potential problems prior to them happening, saving you even more money. Your skilled 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 skilled 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 it was covered during cooler months. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could damage your system and end with the need for major repairs or even replacement. Clear the area by your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they might 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 could be cleaned or swapped out during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them monthly and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has unique 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 ensure your air conditioner is able to operate efficiently and will help you maintain a comfy home. By sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer has in store. Give the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.