Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temperatures close by, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at top efficiency, it can save a significant amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could drastically heighten your expenses and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your White Mechanical, Inc. professional perform air conditioning service at least each year is key to keeping your system working at its best for a long time. He or she can ensure the unit is running correctly and can identify possible issues before they happen, saving you even more money. Your expert 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 steps you can do now and intermittently throughout the year to ensure your air conditioner is at its best. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during colder months. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could hurt your system and require big repairs or even replacement. Pick up the area around your AC. Ensure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing too close to your AC unit because they could interfere with airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any aspect of it. Throughout the year: While your filters could be cleaned or replaced during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them every month and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has it’s own needs when it comes to air filter replacement, relying on factors like owning house pets or having home construction during the year. Having your ducts cleaned routinely will also be sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you have a cozy home. By adhering these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer has in store. Give the experts at White Mechanical, Inc. a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.