Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Elmhurst is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check 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 winter. Running your air conditioner prior to 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 performance. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping 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 avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need 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 Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. in Elmhurst at 630-833-1100 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.