Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager 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 Homer Glen is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Pinnacle HVAC LLC constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately 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. mow the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the surroundings 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 running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Pinnacle HVAC LLC in Homer Glen at 708-301-0170 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.