Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Moline is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Freed Heating & Air Conditioning always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting 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. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize 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 favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up 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 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 smoothly, call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline at 309-762-3641 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.