Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Grimes is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Heartland Heating & Cooling always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. cut the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure 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 good idea to have your ducts checked 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 better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Heartland Heating & Cooling in Grimes at 515-344-3579 today. 

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