Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in New Castle is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Central Heating & Plumbing always 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 time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace it per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on 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 working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to make an appointment for 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 effortlessly, call Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle at 724-401-1843 today.