Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Moline is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Freed Heating & Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat.

  • First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner prior to 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. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline at 309-323-9584 today.