Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer 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 the summer heat. 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 chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously 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. Trim the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on 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 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 is placed on.

These easy steps can save you from unnecessary 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 effortlessly, call West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Hudsonville at (616) 669-3961 today. 

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