Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. 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: Check your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. 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 remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure 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 ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping 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 simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want 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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