Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Carpentersville is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. 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, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the surroundings 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 cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at 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 arrange 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 effortlessly, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville at 224-699-9229 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.