Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Bossier City is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! 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 weather. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City at 800-COOLING today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.