Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing 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 Ridgedale and the Branson area is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Branson HVAC, LLC consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner before 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 functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it clear 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 checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area at 417-544-4430 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.