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Preparing your AC Unit for your summer operations is not a difficult task, but it’s crucial for ensuring the system runs efficiently through the heat of the summer.

Use the following tips to maximize your air conditioner this summer:

Check the filter
Clogged filters lead to decreased cooling and higher electricity bills, as the unit works harder to keep your house cool. Change the disposable filters or clean the permanent filters on your air conditioning unit on a monthly basis.

Clean The Outdoor Condenser Unit
If it isn’t properly maintained, your air-conditioner may lose some of its ability to produce cool air and experience additional stress. The metal fins on the condensing unit frequently get clogged up with dirt, pollen, and grime. Once each season, spray the outside of the unit with a water hose to clean it. If you need of condenser repair you may call us anytime.

Air Flow Leaks and Obstructions
Gaps or obstructions in duct work can reduce air flow in the HVAC unit, so check the ducts and connectors for loose spots or damage.

Raise the Thermostat
Turn your air conditioner off or your thermostat up when you’re not home. If you raise the thermostat 10-15 degrees on days when you’re out, you may be able to save up to 5-15 percent of your energy bills.

HVAC Repair and Maintenance
We recommend having a licensed professional come in and perform preventative ac maintenance twice a year. If you’re looking for a reputable HVAC contractor, don’t hesitate to call the A & M Mechanical team.