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 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 current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.

  • First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it 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 impact 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 maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned 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 setting up a programmable thermostat to better 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 it’s time to arrange 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 513-268-5164 today. 

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