Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Ballwin and St. Charles is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Air Alliance Team constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely 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 operations. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected 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 help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to make an appointment for 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 effortlessly, call Air Alliance Team in Ballwin and St. Charles at 636-206-4250 today.