Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Wausau is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Gilray Heating and Cooling always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat.
- First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion.
- Take the cover off 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 seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
- Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
- To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps.
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
- Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.
These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Gilray Heating and Cooling in Wausau at 715-301-0727 today.