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, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Hickory is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Climate Control Systems consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.

  • First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember 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 good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable 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 would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Climate Control Systems in Hickory at 828-283-0369 today. 

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