Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps nearby, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at top efficiency, it can cut a large amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could dramatically heighten your expenses and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Desert Suns Heating & Cooling professional complete air conditioning service at least annually is critical to keeping your system running at its best for a while. He or she can be sure the unit is working correctly and can identify potential issues before they happen, 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 arranging your skilled air conditioning service, there are steps 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. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may damage your system and end with the need for big repairs or even replacement. Clean the area surrounding your AC. Make sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing too close to your AC unit because they might inhibit airflow through your AC. Also ensure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch obstructing any aspect of it. Through the year: While your filters may be cleaned or changed during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them every month and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have it’s own needs when talking about air filter replacement, depending on factors like owning house pets or doing home construction during the year. Having your ducts cleaned routinely will also be sure your air conditioner is able to run efficiently and will help you maintain a cozy home. By sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to be sure your air conditioner will be prepared for whatever summer brings your way. Give the pros at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.