Prepare Your AC for Summer

Cooling

With warmer temps nearby, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at its best, it can cut a significant amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could drastically heighten your bills and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Mighty Ducts expert complete air conditioning service at least yearly is key to keeping your system running at its best for a while. He or she can ensure the unit is running correctly and can identify looming issues in advance of them happening, 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 expert air conditioning service, there are tasks 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. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may harm your system and end with the need for big repairs or even replacement.
  • Pick up the area by your AC. Make sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing too close to your AC unit because they may interfere with airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch obstructing any part of it.

During the year:

  • While your filters can be cleaned or changed during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them monthly and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has it’s own needs when dealing with air filter replacement, relying on aspects like owning house pets or doing home construction during 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 team at Mighty Ducts a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.

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