Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Augusta is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While McCune Heating & Cooling consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. Trim 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 area at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call McCune Heating & Cooling in Augusta at 316-733-9123 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.