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, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Erie is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Patterson & Stirling Inc constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing 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 throughout the summer months. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie at 814-833-5558 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.