Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Alliance is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season.

  • First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance at 308-646-3827 today. 

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