Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Paso Robles is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Paso Robles Heating and Air consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles at 805-238-7553 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.