Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun 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 some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace the filter according to 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 prior to removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. cut the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember 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 cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to schedule 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. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.