Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Savage is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to schedule 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 Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning in Savage at 952-373-0377 today. 

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