Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Elmhurst is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Alan Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Company consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to 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 unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to schedule 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 smoothly, call Alan Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Company in Elmhurst at 630-570-0252 today. 

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