Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Sylmar is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. cut the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and optimize 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 great 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 installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to arrange 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 effortlessly, call American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning in Sylmar at 818-370-7266 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.