Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in South Beloit and Belvidere is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Running 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 functionality. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits 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 want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in South Beloit and Belvidere at 877-389-2465 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.