Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Macon is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Air Temperature Control consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. 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 functionality. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great 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.
  • Take a look at 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 you need 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 478-202-3170 today. 

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