Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Macon is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Air Temperature Control consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace it per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of 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 lessen your AC’s performance. cut the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear 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 good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Air Temperature Control in Macon at 478-784-1109 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.