Prepare Your AC for Summer Posted March 1, 2017 Make your life simpler—begin preparing your air conditioner now before hotter temperatures turn up. You can save on your energy bill this summer if your air conditioner is working at its peak efficiency! If you are running your system when it needs service, you could see a drastic increase in costs and damaging wear and tear on your machine. Keep your system in top shape with at least one air conditioning service visit from your True Home Heating and Air Conditioning professional each year. This is vital to keep your unit working for a long time to come. Your technician can ensure that your unit is working correctly and watch for trouble areas to head off any conceivable problems before they happen. This saves you from larger, more costly repairs.Just some of the benefits a professional air conditioning service will provide you:Cooling cycle assessmentReplacement or cleaning air filters Lubrication of all moving parts and tightening of electrical componentsCleaning the condensate drain, blower components and condenser coilWhat You Can Do to PrepareIn addition to scheduling your professional air conditioning service, there are actions you can do now and during the year to ensure your AC is functioning at peak performance. Now:Clear the spot around your unit. Make sure there aren’t grass or weeds growing too close to your system, which can obstruct airflow. Get rid of piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of the AC unit. If your outside unit was covered during the winter months, don’t forget to uncover it. You can ruin 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 True Home Heating and Air Conditioning service professional will clean or replace your filters as needed during the annual service visit. Don’t forget to inspect your filters monthly and replace them when required! Different homes have different air filter replacement demands. If you own a pet or are undergoing home renovations, you may have to change them on a more regular basis.Make sure your air conditioning is operating at its most efficient by having your ducts cleaned frequently. It keeps your space healthy too! If you follow these easy steps, your AC will be ready for whatever this summer can throw at it. To schedule your annual service, call the True Home Heating and Air Conditioning team at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.