Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Kearney is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning in Kearney at 308-624-3485 today. 

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