Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Orange County is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Ocean Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember 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 maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you 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 all summer long. 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 Ocean Air Conditioning in Orange County at 949-525-9119 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.