Prepare Your AC for Summer Posted March 1, 2017 Make your life easier—get ahead by preparing your air conditioner now before hotter temperatures turn up. You can save on your utility bill this summer if your air conditioner is working at its peak efficiency! If you are running your system when it needs service, you could see a dramatic increase in costs and damaging wear and tear on your system. Keep your system working efficiently with at least one air conditioning service appointment from your Gordon Air Conditioning pro each year. This is important to keep your unit working for the long haul. Your technician can ensure that your unit is working correctly and look for trouble areas to head off any conceivable problems before they happen. This saves you from larger, more costly repairs.Just some of the advantages a professional air conditioning service will provide you:Cooling cycle evaluationReplacement or cleaning air filters Lubrication of all moving parts and tightening of electrical componentsCleaning the condensate drain, blower components and condenser coilWhat You Can Do to PrepareIn addition to scheduling your professional air conditioning service, there are actions you can do now and throughout the year to ensure your AC is working at peak performance. Now:Clear the space around your unit. Make sure there aren’t grass or weeds growing too close to your air conditioner, which can obstruct airflow. Remove piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of the AC unit. If your exterior unit was covered during the winter, be sure to uncover it. You can damage your system if you turn on your air conditioning with a cover, coil blanket or lid. That damage could result in serious repairs or total replacement.Throughout the year:Your Gordon Air Conditioning service professional will clean or replace your filters as needed during the annual service visit. Don’t forget to inspect your filters each month and replace them when necessary! Different homes have different air filter replacement needs. If you own a pet or are undergoing home renovations, you may have to change them on a more regular basis.Make sure your air conditioning is running at its most efficient by having your ducts cleaned often. It keeps your house healthy too! If you follow these few steps, your AC will be ready for whatever the heat can throw at it. To schedule your annual service, call the Gordon Air Conditioning team at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.