Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. 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 chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim 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 operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned 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 installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at 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 schedule 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 smoothly, call James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington at 336-853-6070 today. 

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