Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Tampa Bay is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Langford Cooling always 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 consistently! Replace the filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner before 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 functionality. mow the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running 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 want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Langford Cooling in Tampa Bay at 813-898-9553 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.