Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and actually relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Tucson is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Ambient Air consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace your air filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and cause you 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, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned 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 want it and not escaping 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 easy steps can save you from additional 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 want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Ambient Air in Tucson at 520-201-3871 today. 

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