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Prepare Your AC for Summer

March 01, 2017

Make your life simpler—start preparing your air conditioner now before hotter temperatures turn up. You can save on your utility bill this summer if your air conditioner is working at its peak efficiency! If you are working your system when it needs service, you could see a extreme increase in costs and damaging wear and tear on your system. Keep your system working efficiently with at least one air conditioning service call from your Three Rivers Heating & Cooling professional each year. This is vital to keep your unit working for a long time to come. The technician can ensure 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 costly repairs.

Just some of the perks a professional air conditioning service will provide you:
  • Cooling cycle appraisal
  • Replacement or cleaning air filters
  • Lubrication of all moving parts and tightening of electrical components
  • Cleaning the condensate drain, blower components and condenser coil

What You Can Do to Prepare

In addition to scheduling your professional air conditioning service, there are actions you can do now and all year to ensure your AC is working at peak performance.

Now:
  • Clear the space around your unit. Make sure there aren’t grass or weeds growing too close to your AC, 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, be sure to uncover it. You can ruin your system if you run your air conditioning with a cover, coil blanket or lid. That damage could end in major repairs or total replacement.

Throughout the year:
  • Your Three Rivers Heating & Cooling 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 requirements. If you own a pet or are undergoing home renovations, you may need to change them more often.

Make sure your air conditioning is working 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 warmer temps can throw at it. To schedule your annual service, call the Three Rivers Heating & Cooling team at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.