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 boost your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Odessa is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember 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 good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa at 432-333-2208 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.