Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Winchester is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Thornberry Bros Inc always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely 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 performance. cut the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you want it and not escaping through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at 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 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 steadily, call Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester at 859-745-1564 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.