Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer Posted April 13, 2017 Cooling Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Chatsworth is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While True Temp Heating & Air Inc consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously 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. cut the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need 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 sits 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 schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth at 706-695-7492 today.