Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Holdrege is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Durable Service always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner prior to 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 lessen your AC’s performance. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on 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 working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you 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 unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Durable Service in Holdrege at 308-995-8177 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.