Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Saint Peters is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While C-N-O Comfort Zone consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely 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 functionality. cut the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should 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 sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters at 636-578-1777 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.