Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer temps close by, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at top efficiency, it can cut a large amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could dramatically raise your bills and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Nisair Air Conditioning professional perform air conditioning service at least each year is crucial to keeping your system working well for a long time. He or she can ensure the unit is operating properly and can identify potential problems before they happen, 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 scheduling your skilled air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and periodically throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at its best. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if it was covered during cooler months. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might hurt your system and require major repairs or even replacement. Pick up the area around your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they might obstruct airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any part of it. Through the year: While your filters could be cleaned or replaced during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them each month and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has it’s own needs when talking about air filter replacement, varying on factors like owning house pets or performing home construction through the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also ensure your air conditioner is able to operate 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 ready for whatever summer has in store. Give the pros at Nisair Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.