Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Opelika is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Farnell Mechanical, Inc. always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. cut the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear 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 good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika at 334-524-2458 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.