Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Topeka is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, remove 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 optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To get 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 establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing 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 straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need 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 Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. in Topeka at 785-357-6200 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.