Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Colorado Springs is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Mitchell Heating consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the vicinity 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 favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out 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 easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs at 719-596-6677 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.