Prepare Your AC for Summer

 

With warmer temperatures close by, now is the time to take a look at your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at its best, it can save a large amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could significantly heighten your costs and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Abilene Air-Tech Inc professional complete air conditioning service at least each year is key to keeping your system running efficiently for a long time. He or she can make sure the unit is operating properly and can identify possible 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 arranging your professional air conditioning service, there are things 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 had it covered during cooler months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might damage your system and end with the need for major repairs or even replacement.
  • Clean the area by your AC. Ensure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they might 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 may be cleaned or replaced during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them each month and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have different needs when talking about air filter replacement, depending on things like owning house pets or doing home construction throughout the year.

Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also ensure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you have a cozy home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to be sure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer has in store. Give the pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at [[phonenumber]].

 
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