Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Lexington is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Kelley Mechanical constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running in the heat.

  • First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize 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 great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure 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.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These easy steps can save you from avoidable 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 are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Kelley Mechanical in Lexington at 859-209-3003 today. 

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