Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Mount Pleasant is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Olde Towne Heating & Air always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.
- First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion.
- Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in 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 run it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
- To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
- Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
- Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.
These straightforward 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 want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant at 843-485-0967 today.