Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Charlottesville is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Beck Cohen constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase 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 checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Beck Cohen in Charlottesville at 434-296-0129 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.