Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer weather close by, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency, it can trim a significant amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could drastically heighten your bills and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Gordon Air Conditioning expert perform air conditioning service at least each year is crucial to keeping your system operating well for a while. He or she can make sure the unit is running correctly and can identify possible concerns prior to them happening, 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 arranging 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 peak 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 damage 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 near your AC unit because they might interfere with airflow through your AC. Also be sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of it. Through the year: While your filters could be cleaned or replaced during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them each month and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Every home has it’s own needs when dealing with air filter replacement, depending 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 maintain a cozy home. By sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer brings your way. Give the team at Gordon Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.