Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Marshalltown is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While B & G HVAC constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 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 lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity 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 operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned 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 want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call B & G HVAC in Marshalltown at 641-752-3429 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.