Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! 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 Tucker is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While ACS Heating and Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape 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. Running 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 located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. mow the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings 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 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 setting up 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 easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. 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 Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker at 770-450-1539 today. 

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