Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Chadron is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While MPC Heating & Cooling constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to 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 unnecessary 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 want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron at 308-432-5301 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.