Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing 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 always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running 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 suggestion.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Starting 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 located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Trim 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 open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it 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 all summer long. If you need to schedule 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 432-237-0168 today. 

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