Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Dallas is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at 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 throughout the summer months. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas in Dallas at 214-261-0034 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.