Whether you are ready for it or not, summer is now upon us, and with temperatures on the rise, you will likely be using your air conditioner frequently in the coming weeks. This makes it vital that you take a few steps to ensure that your air conditioner is ready to keep you and your family comfortable this summer. Here are a few of the things you can do to ensure that your air conditioner is ready for the coming heatwave.

Check Your Thermostat’s Settings

The first thing you will want to do is set your thermostat for summer. If it has been set to heat your home, switch it to cool, and set it to a temperature that will keep you comfortable. If you have a programmable thermostat, you will also want to take a moment to program when you want your system to come on, and turn off, throughout the week. This will help to ensure that your home is comfortable when you are there, and that you save money when you’re not home.

Change Your Filters

When was the last time you changed your air conditioner’s filters? If the answer is “I can not remember”, or, “last summer”, then you will want to change your filter as soon as possible in order to ensure that your system is running efficiently. During the summer, it is important that you change your filter every 1-2 months depending on the type of filter that you have.

Have Your AC Serviced

If it has been over a year since you have had your air conditioning system professionally serviced, then you may want to consider doing so this summer. Having your AC serviced annually ensures that it runs as efficiently as possible, helping to keep your family cool, and save you money on your energy bills. Additionally, having your AC regularly serviced can help you to find problems early, which can save you money on repairs in the long-run.

Contact us to learn more about the steps you can take to get your air conditioner ready for the coming summer months.