Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Bloomfield is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Stanford Heating & Cooling consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open 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 inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Stanford Heating & Cooling in Bloomfield at 812-825-8695 today. 

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