Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Waterloo is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings 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 working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd in Waterloo at 519-664-0600 today. 

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