Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Northwest Arkansas is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC 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 recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s instructions. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Starting 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 placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping 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 rests on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to schedule 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 smoothly, call AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC in Northwest Arkansas at 479-372-4304 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.