Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Jefferson City is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Stieferman Heating Company Inc consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests 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 schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City at 573-203-3908 today. 

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