Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Mechanicsville is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While M & S Heating & Air LLC constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. cut the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on.

These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to schedule 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 steadily, call M & S Heating & Air LLC in Mechanicsville at 301-363-4699 today. 

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