Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer weather right around the corner, now is the time to take a look at your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at top efficiency, it can trim a large amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could dramatically increase your costs and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Custom Air Systems Inc expert complete air conditioning service at least each year is crucial to keeping your system running at its best for a long time. He or she can be sure the unit is operating properly and can identify potential 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 scheduling your skilled air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and intermittently throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at top performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during winter. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may hurt your system and leave you needing large repairs or even replacement. Clean the area surrounding your AC. Ensure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they may obstruct airflow through your AC. Also ensure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch obstructing any aspect of it. During the year: While your filters could be cleaned or replaced during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them monthly and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has unique 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 regularly will also ensure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you maintain a cozy home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to be sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer offers. Give the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or set up an appointment online.