Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Laguna Hills is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While White Mechanical, Inc. consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 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 result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s operations. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like 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 smoothly, call White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills at 949-716-8379 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.