Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Florissant is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While B & B Heating & Cooling always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat.

  • First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected 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.
  • Take a look at 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 during the warmer weather. If you would like to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant at 314-325-7552 today. 

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