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 boost your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Lake Charles is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 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 that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and optimize 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 favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to 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 unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Lake Charles at 337-335-0992 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.