Prepare Your AC for Summer

 

With warmer temperatures right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at top efficiency, it can cut a significant amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could significantly increase your bills and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your B&D Air Conditioning expert complete air conditioning service at least annually is crucial to keeping your system running at its best for a while. He or she can make sure the unit is running correctly and can identify looming concerns 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 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 it was covered during cooler months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may harm 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 could obstruct airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any aspect of it.

During the year:

  • While your filters can be cleaned or replaced 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 it comes to air filter replacement, varying on aspects like owning house pets or having home construction throughout the year.

Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will also be sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you keep a comfy 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 brings your way. Give the team at B&D Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]].

 
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