Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer 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 Heating and Cooling consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it 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 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 it should and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up 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 easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to schedule 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 effortlessly, call Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling in Columbus at 614-451-0846 today. 

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