Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Excelsior Springs is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Colvin's Inc consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running in the heat. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace it per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to 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, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs at 816-630-2702 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.