Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Bossier City is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider installing 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 easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City at 800-COOLING today. 

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