Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Shelby is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Hopper Heating and Air constantly recommends staying on track 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 consistently! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. mow the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize 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 favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to schedule 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 Hopper Heating and Air in Shelby at 704-233-7363 today. 

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