Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited 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 Ballwin is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running in the heat. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to 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 seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working 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 want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in 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 you would like to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin at 636-391-7377 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.