Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Wisconsin Rapids is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase 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 examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids at 715-421-5555 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.