Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer 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 current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another time 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. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good 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 installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need 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 effortlessly, call McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden at 1-866-781-0111 today. 

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