Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Redford is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Airtronic Heating & Cooling always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s instructions. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of 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. mow the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide 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 make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Airtronic Heating & Cooling in Redford at 313-537-8111 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.