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 really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Derby is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning always recommends staying current 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 cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Starting 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. mow the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out 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 rests on.

These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to make an appointment for 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 smoothly, call Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby at 203-734-7648 today. 

Back To Blog