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 the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Buellton is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better 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 all summer long. If you need 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton at 805-688-4018 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.