enjoying AC in summer

Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Portland Metro is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Central Air Inc always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running in the heat.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned 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 want it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Central Air Inc in Portland Metro at 503-656-1908 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.