Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in McMurray is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Kowalski Heating & Cooling always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 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 ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. mow the grass, remove any debris and eliminate 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 ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to schedule 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 effortlessly, call Kowalski Heating & Cooling in McMurray at 724-745-7404 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.