Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Rapid City is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Street Heating and Cooling consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.
- First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
- Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner before 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 impact your AC’s functionality. cut 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 surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
- To provide 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 escaping through gaps.
- Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
- Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.
These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City at 605-206-3915 today.