Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

April 13, 2017

Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Opelika is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Farnell Mechanical, Inc. 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 chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to make an appointment for 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika at 334-245-4748 today.