Prepare Your AC for Summer Posted March 1, 2017 Make your life less difficult—get ahead by preparing your air conditioner now before hotter temperatures arrive. You can save on your electricity bill this summer if your air conditioner is working at its maximum efficiency! If you are using your system when it needs service, you could see a dramatic jump in costs and damaging wear and tear on your system. Keep your system in top shape with at least one air conditioning service call from your Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. professional each year. This is critical to keep your unit working for the future. Our technician can confirm that your unit is working correctly and watch for trouble areas to head off any potential problems before they happen. This saves you from larger, more expensive repairs.Just some of the advantages a professional air conditioning service will provide you:Cooling cycle evaluationReplacement or cleaning air filters Lubrication of the moving parts and tightening of electrical componentsCleaning the condensate drain, blower components and condenser coilWhat You Can Do to PrepareIn addition to arranging your professional air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and during the year to ensure your AC is running at peak performance. Now:Clear the area around your unit. Make sure there aren’t plants growing too close to your system, which can hamper airflow. Take away piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of the AC unit. If your outdoor unit was covered during the winter, make sure to uncover it. You can damage your system if you operate your air conditioning with a cover, coil blanket or lid. That damage could trigger the need for major repairs or an entire replacement.Throughout the year:Your Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. service professional will clean or replace your filters as needed during your yearly service visit. Don’t forget to inspect your filters each month and replace them when needed! Different homes have different air filter replacement demands. If you own a pet or are undergoing home renovations, you may have to change them more frequently.Make sure your air conditioning is operating at its most efficient by having your ducts cleaned regularly. It keeps your house healthy too! If you follow these simple steps, your AC will be ready for whatever the heat can throw at it. To schedule your annual service, call the Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. team at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.