Prepare Your AC for Summer

 

With warmer weather close by, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at top efficiency, it can trim a big amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could drastically heighten your costs and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Gordon Air Conditioning professional complete air conditioning service at least each year is crucial to keeping your system operating efficiently for a while. He or she can be sure the unit is running correctly and can identify potential 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 professional air conditioning service, there are things you can do now and periodically throughout the year to ensure your air conditioner is at its best.

Now:

  • Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during colder months. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could damage your system and require big repairs or even replacement.
  • Pick up the area surrounding 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 make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of it.

Through the year:

  • While your filters could be cleaned or swapped out during your skilled air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them each month and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has it’s own needs when it comes to air filter replacement, varying on things like owning house pets or having home construction throughout the year.

Having your ducts cleaned routinely will also ensure your air conditioner is able to operate efficiently and will help you maintain a cozy home. By sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to be sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer has in store. Give the team at Gordon Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]].

 
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