Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Genoa is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Assured Appliance and Heating & Air constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another chance to recall 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 you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa at 847-293-0047 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.