Prepare Your AC for Summer


With warmer weather close by, now is the time to prep your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is running at peak efficiency, it can save a large amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could dramatically raise your costs and cause preventable and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Polar Air & Heating, Inc. expert complete air conditioning service at least annually is crucial to keeping your system working well for a while. He or she can make sure the unit is working as it should be and can identify looming problems before they happen, 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 things you can do now and periodically throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at peak performance.


  • Uncover your outdoor unit if you kept it covered during winter. Running your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might damage your system and end with the need for major repairs or even replacement.
  • Pick up the area around your AC. Make sure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing near your AC unit because they may inhibit airflow through your AC. Also ensure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch obstructing any piece of it.

Throughout the year:

  • While your filters could be cleaned or replaced during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to inspect them each month and replace per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Each home has it’s own needs when it comes to air filter replacement, depending on factors 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 operate efficiently and will help you have a cozy 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 brings your way. Give the team at Polar Air & Heating, Inc. a call at [[phonenumber]].

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