Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Raceland is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. mow the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed 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 are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland at 985-537-6795 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.