Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Alliance is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely 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 functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in 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.