Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Excelsior Springs is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Colvin's Heating and Cooling 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 cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and result in 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. remember 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 leaving through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs at 816-379-3918 today. 

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