Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Wisconsin Rapids is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc always 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 opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure 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 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 getting out through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids at 715-301-0256 today. 

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