Summer has arrived! 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 fun summer in Libertyville is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season.
- First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace it per the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before 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 reduce your AC’s performance. mow the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear 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 good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps.
- Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
- Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.
These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like 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.