Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in West Palm Beach is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s operations. cut the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity 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 operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you 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 avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach at 561-656-4255 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.