Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Olathe is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning consistently 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 time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed 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 checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe at 913-432-3342 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.