Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Williamsport is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Lycoming Heating Company consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed 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 good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport at 570-326-4450 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.