Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize 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 Keokuk is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While WM J Kraus & Son constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk at 319-524-3714 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.