Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps right around the corner, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at peak efficiency, it can cut a big amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could significantly raise your bills and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your B&D Air Conditioning expert perform air conditioning service at least yearly is crucial to keeping your system running at its best for a while. He or she can be sure the unit is running correctly and can identify looming concerns 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 scheduling your expert air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and periodically throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at its best. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during cooler months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may damage your system and end with the need for large repairs or even replacement. Clear the area around your AC. Ensure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they may obstruct airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any aspect of it. During the year: While your filters may be cleaned or swapped out during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them every month and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has it’s own needs when dealing with air filter replacement, depending on aspects like owning house pets or performing home construction throughout 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 keep a comfortable home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be prepared for whatever summer has in store. Give the experts at B&D Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.