Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Hamilton is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. 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 reduce your AC’s performance. mow the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton at 513-275-3601 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.