Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in San Dimas is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Energy Upgrades, Inc. constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several 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 regularly! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. cut the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Energy Upgrades, Inc. in San Dimas at 626-478-2922 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.