Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer 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 the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Dallas is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Tri County Air Care LLC constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace the filter 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 performance. cut the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great 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 better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy 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 ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas at 469-617-3437 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.