Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Pinellas County is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Running 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 located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County at 727-398-5515 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.