Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Aurora is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Service Plus Mechanical consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. cut the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora at 630-809-6319 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.