Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Utica is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to schedule 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 effortlessly, call Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica at 586-731-0950 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.