Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Plainfield is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While PWA Heating & Cooling Inc consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. mow the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs 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 get 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 inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping 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 sits 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 schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield at 815-768-6656 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.