Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Dresden is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While McFadden Heating & Cooling consistently 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 chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. cut the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you 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 throughout the summer months. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden at 1-866-781-0111 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.