Prepare Your AC for Summer


With warmer weather close by, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is running at top efficiency, it can save a large amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit needs service, it could dramatically raise your costs and cause needless and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Breathe Healthier Air professional perform air conditioning service at least annually is crucial to keeping your system running at its best for a while. He or she can make sure the unit is running correctly and can identify potential concerns before they happen, saving you even more money.

Your skilled 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 professional air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and periodically throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at its best.


  • Uncover your outdoor unit if it was covered during colder months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it may harm your system and require large repairs or even replacement.
  • Pick up the area around your AC. Be sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they may inhibit airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch obstructing any piece of it.

Through the year:

  • While your filters could be cleaned or changed during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to check them each month and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has it’s own needs when talking about air filter replacement, varying on aspects like owning house pets or performing 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 sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be prepared for whatever summer offers. Give the pros at Breathe Healthier Air a call at [[phonenumber]].

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