Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Plover is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Point Heating & Cooling constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner before 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 performance. Trim the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out 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 rests on.

These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to make an appointment for 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 steadily, call Point Heating & Cooling in Plover at 715-504-0533 today.