Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Carlsbad is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the vicinity 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 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 escaping through gaps. Consider setting up 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 during the warmer weather. If you need to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad at 575-887-7777 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.