Prepare Your AC for Summer

March 01, 2017


With warmer temperatures nearby, now is the time to prepare your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is working at top efficiency, it can trim a significant amount off your energy expenses! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit is in need of service, it could drastically heighten your costs and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Western Mechanical, Inc. specialist do air conditioning service at least each year is critical to keeping your system working at its best for the long haul. He or she can make sure the unit is working as it should be and can identify possible issues prior to 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 scheduling your skilled air conditioning service, there are steps you can do now and periodically throughout the year to be sure your air conditioner is at peak performance.


  • Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during winter. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it could harm your system and require major repairs or even replacement.
  • Pick up the area by your AC. Ensure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they may inhibit airflow through your AC. Also ensure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of it.

Throughout the year:

  • While your filters could be cleaned or changed during your expert air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them every month and change them per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have different needs when it comes to air filter replacement, relying on things like owning house pets or doing home construction during the year.

Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also ensure your air conditioner is able to run efficiently and will help you have a cozy home. By sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure your air conditioner will be prepared for whatever summer offers. Give the pros at Western Mechanical, Inc. a call at 435-753-5515.