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When the heat of the summer kicks in, one thing is for certain: you need your air conditioner to work. Unfortunately, the idle time air conditioners spend not in use over the long fall, winter, and spring causes it to collect leaves and debris, among a slew of other issues. That’s why as soon as spring rolls around, it’s time to start thinking about maintaining your air conditioning system. If you don’t take care of the necessary repairs and maintenance checks, you might have to end up calling in an emergency air conditioning service. And while this is indeed a viable option, you don’t want to leave this maintenance to the last minute. That being said, check out these four tips that will help your air conditioning unit stay in tip top shape come summertime:

Clean or Replace Your Filters
While two-thirds of all homes have air conditioners, people often forget how important it is to change your filter once per month. If not, air flow becomes restricted, effectively reducing efficiency and increasing the risk of airborne allergies.

Clean the Condenser Coil
Air conditioning system’s condenser units are typically located outdoors and look like a large fan in a metal box. You should routinely check for debris build up each month and clean the debris, dirt, and other outdoor elements that have gathered there.

Check the Age of Your Device
If your air conditioning unit is more than 12 years old, you might want to consider replacement by an AC repair company. After all, 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home comes from A.C. use and heating. When these systems are old and outdated, they eat up more energy — which means bigger energy bills — ultimately becoming wasteful and costly machines. Switching to higher efficiency units can reduce your home’s energy outputs by up to 50%.

Don’t Be Afraid to Call in the Professionals
Whether it’s emergency air conditioning service or repair or standard AC repair maintenance, don’t hesitate to call Pioneer for all of your air conditioning service needs.

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