Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Scottsboro is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace it per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. cut the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro at 256-574-1300 today.