Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Menomonie and western Wisconsin is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Halverson Brothers Inc always 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 in the heat.

  • First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner prior to 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 lessen your AC’s operations. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to make an appointment for 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 Halverson Brothers Inc in Menomonie and western Wisconsin at 715-352-4052 today. 

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