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 Des Moines is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Heartland Heating & Cooling always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.
- First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
- Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it 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 located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. 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 get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure 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.
- Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.
These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines at 515-344-3579 today.