Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Zelienople is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Knoechel Heating Company always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed 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 favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to schedule 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 smoothly, call Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople at 724-425-5852 today.