The winter of 2014-2015 has been one for the record book. March came in like a lion and left like the same ugly, cold lion. But it’s April and the warm is winning out! Time to start the process of landscaping, mulching and yard clean up. This is an excellent time to do some quick maintenance on your outdoor unit. Airflow thru the outdoor coils is very important with today’s higher efficiency systems and be careful with plantings or shrubs that grow to block that. Keep vegetation back about 16″ from the unit to ensure the best airflow possible. Keep mulch from building up into the base-pan of the unit and carefully remove leaves and other debris that can get sucked into the coils. 5 minutes of easy maintenance can extend the file of your A/C system and help keep those energy costs down!