Prepare Your AC for Summer

Cooling

With 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 trim a big amount off your energy costs! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could significantly increase your expenses and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. specialist do air conditioning service at least yearly is key to keeping your system operating well for a while. He or she can ensure the unit is working as it should be and can identify potential problems in advance of them happening, saving you even more money.

Your expert 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 scheduling your expert air conditioning service, there are things you can do now and periodically throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at top performance.

Now:

  • Uncover your outdoor unit if it was covered during cooler months. Using your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may harm your system and end with the need for big repairs or even replacement.
  • Clear the area by your AC. Make sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they could interfere with airflow through your AC. Also ensure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch covering 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 look at them each month and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have it’s own needs when it comes to air filter replacement, depending on aspects like owning house pets or doing home construction during the year.

Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also be sure your air conditioner is able to operate efficiently and will help you have a cozy home. By following 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at [[phonenumber]].

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