Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Perry is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Gillman Heating and Air constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat.

  • First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner before 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 operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity 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 cleaned 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 leaving through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time 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 effortlessly, call Gillman Heating and Air in Perry at 478-202-3076 today. 

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