Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in West Palm Beach is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of 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 impact 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. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good 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 installing a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in West Palm Beach at 561-515-5527 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.