Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready 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 fun summer in Wyandotte is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner in advance of 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 reduce your AC’s operations. cut the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize 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 great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte at 734-284-1224 today. 

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