Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Erie is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Patterson & Stirling Inc constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.

  • First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner before 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 impact your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it 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 operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at 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 you need to schedule 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 814-308-0416 today. 

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