Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! 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 great summer in Perry is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Gillman Heating and Air always 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: Check your air filter routinely! Replace the 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 prior to 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. cut the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on 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 inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check 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 all summer long. 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 smoothly, call Gillman Heating and Air in Perry at 478-202-3076 today. 

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