Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Murrieta is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Cool Air Solutions always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta at 951-676-2665 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.