Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Carpentersville is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get 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 checked 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 straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to schedule 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 smoothly, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville at 224-412-8308 today. 

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