Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Pella is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season.

  • First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide 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 inspected 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.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella at 641-628-3621 today. 

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