Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Cedar Rapids is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Ilten's Incorporated constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing 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 simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time 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 Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids at 319-363-0283 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.