Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Pacheco is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Clean Air HVAC consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running in the heat. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner prior to 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 lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco at 925-689-7017 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.