Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Lexington is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While James Heating & A/C, Inc consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed 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 establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington at 336-853-6070 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.