Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. always 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 time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Running 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 that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To get 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 inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio at 419-592-4756 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.