Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps close by, 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 expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could drastically heighten your expenses and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Comfort Zone Inc expert complete air conditioning service at least each year is crucial to keeping your system running efficiently for the long haul. He or she can ensure the unit is running properly and can identify looming problems prior to them happening, 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 setting up your professional air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and periodically throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at top performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during colder months. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may hurt your system and require large repairs or even replacement. Clean the area surrounding your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they may inhibit airflow through your AC. Also ensure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any aspect of it. Throughout the year: While your filters may be cleaned or swapped out during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them every month and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has unique needs when it comes to air filter replacement, depending on factors like owning house pets or having 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 keep a cozy home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer offers. Give the experts at Comfort Zone Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.