Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Fort Worth is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Breeze Air and Heat constantly 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 remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover 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 cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained 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 escaping through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate 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 all summer long. If it’s time to make an appointment for 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 effortlessly, call Breeze Air and Heat in Fort Worth at 817-864-1021 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.

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