Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in York is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Strine's Heating & A/C Inc constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. 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 impact your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable 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 putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Strine's Heating & A/C Inc in York at 717-755-4127 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.