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Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Auburn is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Forster Heating always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat.

  • First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, get rid 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 operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate 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 you would like to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Forster Heating in Auburn at 530-885-8081 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.