Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and really 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 up-to-date 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 recommendation.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner before 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 impact your AC’s operations. cut the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure 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 running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving 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 simple 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 ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad at 575-446-3948 today. 

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