Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Bountiful is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Craig's Heating & Cooling constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable 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 ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Craig's Heating & Cooling in Bountiful at 801-295-3357 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.