enjoying AC in summer

Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Ontario is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Stan's Heating, Inc constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air 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. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. cut the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider putting in 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 would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario at 541-889-3987 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.