Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Saint Petersburg is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat.

  • First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize 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 good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like 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.