Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Pocatello is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Vogts Heating & Air constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season.

  • First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely 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 performance. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and increase 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 great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving 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 simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello at 208-621-0129 today. 

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