Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Chicago is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning 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 this season. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely 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 functionality. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving 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 is placed on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago at 773-704-0640 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.