Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Mount Pleasant is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Olde Towne Heating & Air always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another opportunity to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter regularly! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. mow the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to schedule 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 Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant at 843-856-1433 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.