Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer Posted April 13, 2017 Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize 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 Ronkonkoma is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Cool Power LLC consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. cut the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and maximize 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 good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Cool Power LLC in Ronkonkoma at 631-246-4029 today.