Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Libertyville is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately 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 functionality. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at 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 throughout the summer months. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical in Libertyville at 847-362-0262 today. 

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