Getting your air conditioners ready for the summer

Updated: 05/09/2014 6:30 PM
Created: 05/09/2014 3:22 PM WHEC.com
By: Josh Nichols

Like most other systems or appliances, air conditioning units need maintenance. 

The high temperatures Friday had many people thinking about turning on our air conditioners for the first time this season.  But before you flip the switch on the AC, you need to make sure it is running properly.

Spring is the perfect time to check your heating and cooling system. Fixing any problems now will help you avoid more problems once the warm weather arrives for good. This also applies to all window units as well. The more efficient your air conditioner is, the less energy you’ll use. That means more money in your pocket.

This also applies to air conditioners.  Just by doing a few simple things, like cleaning the filter to improve air flow, you can improve your air conditioner’s efficiency.

Jim Lytle, John Betlem Heating and Cooling, said, “Critical to the system, whether it's heating or cooling, is the air filter. Make sure you have a fresh air filter or a clean air filter at the beginning of the season. Check it periodically. Make sure you have good air flow through the thing and your comfort will be delivered as promised.”

Seeking the services of a professional can also make a big difference in just how efficient your system will be for the summer months ahead. If you feel uncomfortable doing any of these things, the best thing to do is to call a professional. They’ll perform a thorough checkup to make sure you keep your cool all summer long.

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.


53° | 40°
  • Feels like: 43° F
  • Wind: W 13mph
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Tue Mix of sun and clouds
    61° | 40°
  • Wed Plenty of sun
    64° | 43°
  • Thu Mix of sun and clouds
    62° | 42°
  • Fri Plenty of sun
    57° | 45°