Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Middletown is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Schagrin Gas Company always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it 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 that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to make an appointment for 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 Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown at 302-658-2000 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.