Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Alice is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Rescue Heating & Air constantly 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 over the summer.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. mow the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running 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 want it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like 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 Rescue Heating & Air in Alice at 361-265-4371 today. 

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