Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Lawrence is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Scott Temperature consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off 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 seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. mow 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 clear 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 favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider setting up 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 straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Scott Temperature in Lawrence at 785-269-0465 today. 

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