Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Albuquerque is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Desert Suns Heating & Cooling constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not getting out through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to make an appointment for 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 steadily, call Desert Suns Heating & Cooling in Albuquerque at 505-994-9176 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.