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Even though summer is a couple months away, it’s not too early to start getting your air conditioner ready. Doing so now will save you money and avoid breakdowns during the hottest days of the year.

Here are several tips to get your air conditioner ready for summer:

Schedule annual maintenance
Air conditioners should be serviced once a year. Yearly maintenance will keep your air conditioner running throughout the summer and catch smaller problems before they become larger ones. It will also ensure that your air conditioner is running efficiently, which can save you money. Scheduling maintenance now will ensure that your air conditioner is ready for summer.

Clean any debris surrounding your air conditioner unit
Air conditioners run best when there is space around the unit. Plants, debris, or other items around your unit will reduce its efficiency. As part of your spring cleaning, make sure to trim any trees, shrubs, or other plants around your air conditioner unit. Also, remove any debris that may be nearby.

Change your air conditioner filter
Air conditioner filters should be changed every month. A clean filter will help your air conditioner run more efficiently, which will lower your energy costs. It also will help reduce dust and allergens in the air. During the winter, you might have forgot to change your filter. Now’s the time to get back in the habit of changing it every month. Replace your old filter and set up a reminder to replace your filter regularly.

Clean your vents
Dirty vents reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner. They also collect dust and debris that may be blown throughout your house. Check your vents and clean them if necessary.

Have any other questions? Contact us today!
If you live in the Northern Virginia area and need to schedule annual maintenance or have your air conditioner serviced, contact us today! Our experienced technicians will help get your air conditioner working efficiently and keep it running for years to come. If you are in the Northeast Ohio area, contact our trusted partners at Ferrato’s Heating & Cooling to help with your air conditioning and heating needs.

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