Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Winnipeg is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace it per the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to arrange 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 effortlessly, call Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg at 204-272-8128 today. 

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