Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Lincoln is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While AW Heating & Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Turning on 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 located close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the area 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 cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call AW Heating & Air Conditioning in Lincoln at 402-438-7992 today. 

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