Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Springfield is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Bormida Mechanical Services Inc constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want 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 unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield at 217-210-2662 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.