Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Wharton is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Faust Air Conditioning and Heating constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in 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 obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want 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 is placed on.

These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need 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 steadily, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton at 979-323-6130 today. 

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