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 actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in West Valley is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley at 801-305-4777 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.