Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Greencastle is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Premier HVAC Services LLC consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from unnecessary 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 are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Premier HVAC Services LLC in Greencastle at 717-597-9900 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.