Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Moline is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Freed Heating & Air Conditioning always 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 opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off 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 reduce your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline at 309-323-9584 today. 

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