Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Crystal Lake is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Campbell's Tempracure consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. mow the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the area 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 need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests 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 schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Campbell's Tempracure in Crystal Lake at 815-788-6283 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.