Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in McHenry is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Jett's Heating & Air Inc. consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately 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 operations. mow the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the area 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 cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry at 815-459-4700 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.