Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Wyandotte is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to 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 prior to removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These simple 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 smoothly, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte at 734-363-8907 today.