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 enahance your comfort and truly relax, make sure 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 constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. 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 cold season. Starting your air conditioner before 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 reduce your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed 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 favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving 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 sits on. These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need 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 effortlessly, call Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople at 724-452-6280 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.