Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful 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 Baltimore is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Quality Refrigeration always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. 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 reduce your AC’s operations. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed 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 favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests 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 make an appointment for 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 effortlessly, call Quality Refrigeration in Baltimore at 410-355-6010 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.