Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in New Castle is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Central Heating & Plumbing always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner prior to 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 operations. mow the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle at 724-658-7111 today. 

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