Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager 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 over the summer.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • 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 seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. mow the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize 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 good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you 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 all summer long. If it’s time 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 effortlessly, call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton at 805-242-9638 today. 

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