Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Crestview is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Gordon Air Conditioning 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 this season. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings 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 favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should 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 is placed on. These simple 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 would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview at 850-682-5509 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.