Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Stuart is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Nisair Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it 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 is placed on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to schedule 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 steadily, call Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart at 772-318-4252 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.