Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Metro Atlanta is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While ACS Inc always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running in the heat. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. 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 located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating 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 you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better 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 avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta at 770-939-7500 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.