Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Selbyville is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and increase 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 favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing in Selbyville at 302-436-2922 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.