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 optimize your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Plainfield is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While PWA Heating & Cooling Inc consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely 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 functionality. mow the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the surroundings 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 running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like 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 effortlessly, call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield at 815-410-1231 today. 

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