Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Wheeling is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Local HVAC Repair & Service constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Local HVAC Repair & Service in Wheeling at 224-300-4806 today. 

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