Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps close by, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency, it can trim a large amount off your energy expenses! 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 Custom Air Systems Inc expert perform air conditioning service at least each year is crucial to keeping your system working at its best for a while. He or she can make sure the unit is working correctly and can identify potential concerns prior to 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 scheduling your professional air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and periodically throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at its best. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if it was covered during winter. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could harm your system and end with the need for big repairs or even replacement. Clear the area around your AC. Make sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they might obstruct airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any piece of it. During the year: While your filters can be cleaned or swapped out during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them monthly and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have it’s own needs when it comes to air filter replacement, relying on aspects like owning house pets or doing home construction throughout the year. Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will also make sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you have a comfy home. By adhering these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer brings your way. Give the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.