Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Great Falls is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Falls Mechanical Services LLC constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously 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. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and maximize 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 favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These easy steps can save you from unnecessary 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 would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Falls Mechanical Services LLC in Great Falls at 406-761-7283 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.