Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Dallas is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Tri County Air Care LLC always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer.

  • First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! 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. Running your air conditioner in advance of 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 lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and increase 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 establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas at 469-213-8367 today. 

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