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 save a large amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could dramatically increase your costs and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Langford Cooling expert perform air conditioning service at least yearly is critical to keeping your system operating at its best for a while. He or she can ensure the unit is operating properly and can identify looming problems in advance of 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 intermittently throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at top performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if it was covered during colder months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might harm your system and require major repairs or even replacement. Clean the area by 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 be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any part of it. Throughout the year: While your filters can be cleaned or replaced during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them monthly and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have unique needs when it comes to air filter replacement, depending on things like owning house pets or doing home construction throughout the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also make sure your air conditioner is able to run efficiently and will help you have a comfy home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure your air conditioner will be prepared for whatever summer has in store. Give the experts at Langford Cooling a call at [[phonenumber]] or set up an appointment online.