Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Rapid City is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Street Heating and Cooling constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat.

  • First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace it per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it 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 functionality. cut the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get 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 it should and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or recommendations 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. 

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