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 optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Phoenix is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner before 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. mow the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping 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 sits on. These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix at 602-997-5701 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.