Prepare Your AC for Summer

 

With warmer temps nearby, now is the time to prepare 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 requires service, it could dramatically increase your costs and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your YES R&M Inc. specialist complete air conditioning service at least annually is critical to keeping your system working efficiently for a while. He or she can make sure the unit is running correctly and can identify possible problems prior to them happening, saving you even more money.

Your skilled 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 intermittently throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at its best.

Now:

  • Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during winter. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could hurt your system and end with the need for big repairs or even replacement.
  • Clear the area around your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near 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.

During the year:

  • While your filters could be cleaned or changed during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them monthly and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have different needs when talking about air filter replacement, relying on aspects like owning house pets or having home construction during the year.

Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will also make sure your air conditioner is able to work efficiently and will help you have a comfortable home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer offers. Give the experts at YES R&M Inc. a call at [[phonenumber]].

 
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