Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Irvine is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While True Home Heating and Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running in the heat.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. mow the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get 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 examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping 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 sits on.

These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call True Home Heating and Air Conditioning in Irvine at 949-258-7259 today. 

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