Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Gresham is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Honke Heating & AC always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away 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 provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to schedule 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 steadily, call Honke Heating & AC in Gresham at 503-663-8033 today. 

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