Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer weather right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at its best, it can cut a large amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could significantly increase your costs and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc professional perform air conditioning service at least yearly is critical to keeping your system operating efficiently for the long haul. He or she can ensure the unit is working properly and can identify looming concerns in advance of 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 intermittently throughout the year to ensure your air conditioner is at its best. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during colder months. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might hurt your system and require major 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 may obstruct airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any aspect of it. During the year: While your filters may be cleaned or changed during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them every month and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has different needs when dealing with air filter replacement, relying on factors like owning house pets or doing home construction throughout the year. Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will also make sure your air conditioner is able to operate efficiently and will help you maintain a comfortable home. By following these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to be sure your air conditioner will be ready for whatever summer offers. Give the pros at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or set up an appointment online.