Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer weather right around the corner, now is the time to take a look at your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is running at its best, it can save a big amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could dramatically increase your bills and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Ocean Air Conditioning expert complete air conditioning service at least annually 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 looming 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 setting up your expert 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 you had it covered during colder months. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might harm your system and leave you needing major repairs or even replacement. Pick up the area by your AC. Ensure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing too close to your AC unit because they may interfere with airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering any part of it. Throughout the year: While your filters could be cleaned or replaced during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them monthly and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have different needs when it comes to air filter replacement, relying on factors like owning house pets or having home construction through the year. Having your ducts cleaned routinely will also be 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 ensure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer offers. Give the team at Ocean Air Conditioning a call at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.