Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Columbia is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Alltemp Comfort Services LLC consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. 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 impact your AC’s operations. cut the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide 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 examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits 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 are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia at 803-318-6995 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.