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 boost your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Madera is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some 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 consistently! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce 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. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate 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 throughout the summer months. If you would like to schedule 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 smoothly, call Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera at 559-675-1681 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.