Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in West Columbia is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.
- First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s instructions.
- 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 ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
- Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
- To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping 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 rests on.
These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia at 803-265-4208 today.