Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Rocky Mount is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Davis Heating & Air Conditioning always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the vicinity 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 operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable 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 want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount at 540-483-5605 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.