Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Lincoln is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While AW Heating & Air Conditioning always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! 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 placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize 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 inspected 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 throughout the summer months. 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 402-318-5351 today.