Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Columbus is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Wolfe & Sons Inc consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate 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 all summer long. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Wolfe & Sons Inc in Columbus at 614-451-0846 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.