Summer is still a few months away and love it or hate it, it means hot sticky days in Kentuckiana! The one respite from the heat is a good working, dependable air conditioner. At Airtech Heating and Cooling Services we recommend you stay up to date with preventative air condition maintenance. We offer a comprehensive tune-up and recommend that you do that prior to those hot summer days that will really work your AC into overtime.

Aside from an annual tune up there are things you should be doing, as the homeowner, to keep the AC in good working order.  First, inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s recommendation or more if you have pets or have been doing home renovations. If you cover your air conditioner over the winter, make sure you remove that cover before turning it on for the first time to avoid damaging the unit.

Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris can accumulate around your AC in the off season. Clear all that debris away from the unit before summer begins. Check that area each time you go our to mow, just to make sure damaging vines or weeds aren’t snaking their way into your AC unit. That kind of growth not only can damage the unit, but also can restrict air flow, making your unit less efficient.

It is also a good idea to have your air ducts cleaned every few years and checked for leaks.  If cool air is escaping through gaps in the air ducts, then you are not getting the cool air that your air condition is producing.

If you don’t already have one, consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.

These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. Call Airtech Heating & Cooling Services in Louisville, KY at 502-289-1686 today if you need help with your AC.  Don’t wait until it’s 100 degrees out and you are in an emergency situation.

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