Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Ellsworth is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need 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 Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC in Ellsworth at 715-318-6728 today.