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 boost your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Colfax is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax at 509-397-3622 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.