Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Cape Coral is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Comfort Zone Inc always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace it per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide 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 make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not getting out through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral at 239-574-2327 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.