Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Safford is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While B&D Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace it in accordance with 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 severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call B&D Air Conditioning in Safford at 928-432-6018 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.