Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Heflin is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc always recommends staying current 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 cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. 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 located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings 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 operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin at 256-270-1196 today. 

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