Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Rapid City is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. 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 that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. cut the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc in Rapid City at 605-342-5107 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.