Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Columbia is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Watts Electric & A/C Inc always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat.

  • First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider putting in 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 easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Watts Electric & A/C Inc in Columbia at 601-736-7362 today.