Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Hudsonville is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful 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 running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Hudsonville at 616-669-3961 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.