Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in the Main Line is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. 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 placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide 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 escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to arrange 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line at 610-626-2540 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.