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 optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Columbia is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Watts Electric & A/C Inc consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s instructions. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner in advance of 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 performance. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure 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 rests on. These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to make an appointment for 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. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.