Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Saint Petersburg is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some 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 routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need 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 smoothly, call Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg at 727-369-6195 today.